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by Deano
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Why am I losing control in Shallow Water?
Replies: 17
Views: 1591

Re: Why am I losing control in Shallow Water?

... into a little deeper water.
by Deano
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Reduction Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Reduction Drive

It's to your advantage to post your location in your profile. There maybe somebody near you with experienced eyes that could offer you some needed insight. You didn't state what you are or are not hoping to achieve by doing such an upgrade. Also bear in mind that expenses such as parts, labor etc. c...
by Deano
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0290 parts
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Re: 0290 parts

I used to get mine from Gary Barber @ Outlaw Aviation, but I don't know if that's still a viable option or not.
It has been quite some time, since I've had such a need.
by Deano
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Corona Virus - Wuhan China
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Corona Virus - Wuhan China

from : https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2020/02/14/expert-china-has-global-chokehold-on-medicine-can-shut-down-our-pharmacies-hospitals-in-months/ Expert: China Has ‘Global Chokehold’ on Medicine, Can Shut Down Our Pharmacies, hospitals in months ROBERT KRAYCHIK 14 Feb 2020 China could effectively sh...
by Deano
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 18
Views: 1465

Re: 88" JW blades

OneBFC wrote: My personal favorite.... :toothy7:
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Those are beyond any doubt, the cleanest rudders I have never seen.
Can't post here either, without commenting on how bad ass those dyno numbers are. :thumbleft:
by Deano
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Will torn poly keep a boat from running dry?
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: Budget build with torn poly won’t run dry?

Yes, I expect that it should. Have a neighbor that had a near stock 355/2.12/78Falcon 2blade on a 14' Diamondback that would run dry with a couple people. While you consider your boat a little heavy, I doubt it weighs what his did with the grass rake, SS rigging and full cage. The more debatable que...
by Deano
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Need 500 piston

Did you have no luck with Egge?
What size are you after anyway; Std, +30, or something else?
Could put out some feelers, but don't know exactly what you are after.
by Deano
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Need 500 piston

Thought I had a set, but after going out and looking they end up being the soap dishes, and not the peanuts. A good source I've used over the years is Egge Machine. 866-996-3443 Their part number for the piston you're after is L2367. Never had a problem getting what I needed from them, but those ear...
by Deano
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carbed 6.0 LS fuel pump
Replies: 8
Views: 643

Re: Carbed 6.0 LS fuel pump

First of all, don't overlook the good advice you have already been given. If your current pump is 14 psi capable and is in fact producing 11-12 psi, replacing that pump first, most likely will not address your problem. You didn't say if you are or are not running a fuel pressure regulator with that ...
by Deano
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 141
Views: 16493

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

...knowing a little about 2 part epoxys one would think the manufacturer would be able to add some elongation properties to the product id asked for? Ah, come on Rich, ya ain't being fair. :wink: That article doesn't address Hardness, a required attribute for decreased wear and longevity of a botto...
by Deano
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 426
Views: 35411

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

So I can run my prop as deep as 14" down in the boat. Would any of you consider actually doing that? I see in the post above someone was running 12" in the boat IMO, in your specific case the answer would be a definitive NO, I wouldn't do that. As is true in many different cases, more of a good thi...
by Deano
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 426
Views: 35411

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

. . . i would think you would loose a lot of thrust While it may look that way at a glance, the fact is that the air moves down the blade toward the hub before it proceeds aft to generate the thrust you are looking to generate. Even a lowly Direct Drive that can only turn a 72" prop does not loose ...
by Deano
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer resin ?
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: Stringer resin ?

Not familiar with the supplier you reference, but you owe it to yourself to check out USComposites before you spend your money. I have used them for years ( after my local fiberglass shop closed up) and highly recommend them. http://www.uscomposites.com/index.html You've been given good advice in mu...
by Deano
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 426
Views: 35411

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Betcha a nickle, you can find a knock-off on Ebay this afternoon. (Even if only for temporary use)
by Deano
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Re: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?

. . . but am wondering if the motor so far forward made the boat run better on dry? Absolutely not. That Branch DD Cam is to be credited for that. . . . but what runs better dry? Motor to the rear or motor farther forward?? Matters not. You are placing your concern on a comparatively irrelevant par...
by Deano
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: gotta rebuild
Replies: 42
Views: 3272

Re: gotta rebuild

My first post here looks like I missed the obvious. :banghead: It was only my intent to address the CadCo vs Buddy Branch indecision. I guess because the DD/Gearbox had already been debated so thoroughly, that when I read 7-800 hp I thought you had already got over that hump. My bad. RadTech, I woul...
by Deano
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Another 500 DD
Replies: 16
Views: 2539

Re: Another 500 DD

That thermostat thread referenced above can be found here: https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=69615&p=675407 This is vital information to be aware of if you are going to be running a Caddy big block. After a hundred upgrades over ten years on a similar setup, I can tell you with...
by Deano
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: gotta rebuild
Replies: 42
Views: 3272

Re: gotta rebuild

With no disrespect intended to Courtney or anybody else at CadCo, IMO you would be doing yourself a disservice to use that option rather than Buddy Branch. First, Buddy is local (compared). Second, while CadCo has mucho Caddy experience, they are not experienced airboat tuners. Your picture of the b...
by Deano
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Circle h hulls Information
Replies: 8
Views: 4454

Re: Circle h hulls Information

You want a hull that rides free, free = porpoising. With NO intention to be argumentative, but rather, to clarify for any newbies that may read this later . . . The above statement is a blatant misstatement of the fact of the mater (although I'm sure not intentional). This reads as though it is des...
by Deano
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Apache hull
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Apache hull

Conventional wisdom (and the Fla law mandate) says that it should be on the outside of the transom, on the
starboard side and near the top. If you can't/don't find it there, maybe the hull was cut down and it's now MIA.
by Deano
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build
Replies: 51
Views: 8422

Re: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build

Sorry Mr. Gator, but this time the nod goes to the Diggin' Fool. Yes, I do in fact dispute your graph, in spite of your misconception of it 'simplifying things'. 1) Torque is a measurement of rotational force, (Ft/Lbs). [/b] PERIOD. 2) The formula for determination of HP, is calculated by taking the...
by Deano
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Affliction Airboats
Replies: 37
Views: 9549

Re: Affliction Airboats

Public records search @ Volusia County Corrections confirms you to be correct.
by Deano
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3041

Re: Gear Box or Not

You have a good option in left field that you had not shared prior to your last post. Unfortunately, the Laws of Physics don't play favorites or accommodate good intentions. EVER. A 454 DD will always be the better monetary option to a weak, baby small block and a gear box (and associated blade set)...
by Deano
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0320 or 0360
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: 0320 or 0360

It is likely that case number is a casting number rather than a serial or part number, so may be of little use. I can't help with the type of measurement you're asking about, but I'd think if you were to measure the stroke, that would provide another clue if not provide the answer you're after. An O...
by Deano
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 9hp single seater prototype update pics
Replies: 5
Views: 598

Re: 9hp single seater prototype update pics

Initial reaction is to say "Make sure his life insurance is all paid up." Even nine HP w/prop is enough to kill you if it hits you in the back of the head. I know that is not helpful, but in all fairness to anybody that might respond, you need to supply more information and/or pictures. Engine mount...

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