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by Deano
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please

I would have to agree wholeheartedly with SeatCover's recommendation of a 4 cylinder A/C engine. Everything he said is factual. It may be worth noting that power wise, the weight penalty to be paid for more power is negligible while you're talking 4 cyl aircraft. You surely don't need an O-360, but ...
by Deano
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Check those yokes.....
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: Check those yokes.....

First off, you are to be commended for staying on top of your maintenance. :thumbleft: That is the exact type thing that a pre-flight check is supposed to reveal. That in particular is a part you do NOT want to have fail. I have not had the experience with a hub failing, over many years and many dif...
by Deano
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please

The intrinsic problem with using just about any big block Ford is they generally don't have an attractive power/weight ratio. In other words they are freakin' HEAVY for the power produced. The 390 being among the smaller of them, doesn't lessen that reality. I question if your step hull would have e...
by Deano
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please
Replies: 16
Views: 631

Re: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please

Your question is to general in nature to offer much constructive input without more info. Also, what you've run in the past, that is the source of your comparison would help. Pros - Inexpensive: 1- acquisition 2- to maintenance 3- to operate Cons - Limited: 1- hull size 2- toting capacity 3- run dry...
by Deano
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: inline 6 or 350?????
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: inline 6 or 350?????

I'm not a 425 fan but recently have seen a few worked up and they are a value for the frugal user. If you find one cheap don't be scared. Mr Branch has helped a few guys with them in DD applications. In fact they LOVE the stock iron intake off a 472/500 !!! There is nothing wrong with our disagreei...
by Deano
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: inline 6 or 350?????
Replies: 16
Views: 690

Re: inline 6 or 350?????

As much as I prefer to not blatantly disagree with my friend Swamphunter, I will tell you based on years of observation that attempting to use a 425 is pretty much a fools errand. They are lighter, and were it not for their skinny ass crankshafts that you can wring the ends off, they might work pret...
by Deano
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat stringer
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Boat stringer

Fair enough. What composite material is it that you use/recommend ?
by Deano
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lycoming Motor id
Replies: 19
Views: 759

Re: Lycoming Motor id

I have an O-290, that has 435 cylinders on it. In my experience, those cylinders (435) in and of themselves are not bad, they seem to be plentiful because the 435s are heavy for the power they produce. What will bite you in the ass playing that game, is the price for a set of rings to fit them . The...
by Deano
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New guy 2 props
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: New guy 2 props

I would not spin a 78" wood prop that has any deterioration or soft wood. That sounds like a clock to me. If it were in great shape and you could use it, it would be slow(er) to plane and would be louder than need be. The 74x44 is much closer, but will most likely be to much prop for anything l...
by Deano
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop weight...
Replies: 11
Views: 454

Re: Prop weight...

While you're weighing things, first weigh an honest to God flywheel (not a flex plate) and pressure plate assembly.
Then add that together and deduct the total from what your Whisper Tip weighs. Quick to see that it's a non-issue.
by Deano
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Serial #location fiberglass boats
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Serial #location fiberglass boats

. . . but I thought I put in the first post that it was a used boat that I had bought and not a new build. Not sure if you're misunderstanding or 'getting me again', but everything posted about that HINumber is applicable to your 'used hull'. The law is such that the Hull Identification Number need...
by Deano
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Just saw on Facebook my friend Jolly Rodger is gone
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: Just saw on Facebook my friend Jolly Rodger is gone

This is indeed sad news. He was one the most enjoyable people to be around that I ever met.
Prayers sent for all involved. Slide Easy, My Friend.
by Deano
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: which big block would you use
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: which big block would you use

When and where those are all viable options, there is NO reason to not go with the 540.
Could be considered a no brainer for a number of reasons; not the least of which is longevity.
by Deano
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Serial #location fiberglass boats
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Serial #location fiberglass boats

I too was offended & taken back by your curt-ness. Can I expect a custom HIN in my mailbox soon. :toothy7: :salute: :cheers: Yes, absolutely you can! I harbor no prejudice toward anybody that does not own a kayak. Same deal applies to whomever I may have unintentionally, but so thoughtlessly of...
by Deano
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Serial #location fiberglass boats
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Serial #location fiberglass boats

Please excuse my response if it seemed curt, I had no intention for it to appear that way. I was simply running late, desperately needing to get off the computer, and trying to give you a short, but accurate reply. Again, my apologies . . if you knew me you would realize that politically correct is ...
by Deano
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lyco rods and gpu’s
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Lyco rods and gpu’s

Not sure exactly what you're asking. Are you asking about Continental GPUs, or no ?
If yes, I can offer no personal experience, although I wouldn't know why not.
If no, mine has run fine for years with them, but is a Lycoming.
O-290 with 435 AV cylinders
by Deano
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Passed Gun Bill
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Passed Gun Bill

Capt steve wrote: . . . And we don’t need more gun laws, we need to enforce the laws on the books now.

This is a truth that can NOT be over stated !
Especially in Districts collecting Government Money for reporting attractive arrest numbers.
by Deano
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Passed Gun Bill
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Passed Gun Bill

. . . The officer is a true hero. This is an undeniable fact. Not only is that man a hero, but is also representative of Law Enforcement across the board (save the .00001% corruption that may exist in some places). When we were little kids, we were taught that Policeman were all good and guns were ...
by Deano
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Passed Gun Bill
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Passed Gun Bill

I'm willing to bet a new battery that the media does not give this school shooting the same coverage that the last one got. It simply doesn't fit their gun grab induced narrative. Maybe both Scotts could learn something from this outcome. https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/use...
by Deano
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Serial #location fiberglass boats
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: Serial #location fiberglass boats

Properly called a Hull Identification Number, it should be on the exterior of, and very near the top of the transom on the starboard side.
by Deano
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Polymer Price's
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Polymer Price's

Another option would be TSE just south of Clearwater.
(Not necessarily a better option, rather, an additional option)

http://www.tse-industries.com/products/duro-glide-uhmw-pe-and-hdpe-plastic-sheets/gatorback-airboat-polymer-sheet
by Deano
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Passed Gun Bill
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: Passed Gun Bill

I would love to report that I went and bought three from the people standing in line, but alas, that didn't happen. :( Actually, the truth be known, I was unaware of such an occurrence. That whole mess smells worse by the day. Evidently many are not, but y'all are aware of what a *~really bad guy~* ...
by Deano
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 472 Cadillac
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: 472 Cadillac

Drucker, I don't mean to nosy or prying into your build; nor appear (as Swamphunter previously stated) a 'know it all'. We both share the same intent, and that is simply to NOT see you shoot yourself in the foot for lack of what may not be common knowledge. Intentional or not, you don't seem forthco...
by Deano
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Polymer on side of Fiberglass hull
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Polymer on side of Fiberglass hull

That slide is unlikely to get any help anytime soon and will take that abuse for much longer than your hull will. Given the way you describe things, I wouldn't hesitate to put some on there if you're inclined to. I have re-glassed more than one broken/torn up chine and in all but one of those cases,...
by Deano
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 472 Cadillac
Replies: 26
Views: 752

Re: 472 Cadillac

My bad Drucker, had a typo in the area code.

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