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by Deano
Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Porpoise
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Porpoise

. . . my question is being it’s a step hull does lowering the rear of motor push my bow down? Also don’t have much room to lower rear of motor and no I don’t want a trim tab In spite of some things being different with a step hull, the generality of lowering the rear of the engine to lower the bow ...
by Deano
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Faulty News Reporting
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Faulty News Reporting

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by Deano
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Important
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: Important

Lwells wrote:
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:16 pm
I saw Trump's shadow this morning so that mean's 4 MORE YEARS doesn't it?
This guy's shadow would seem to confirm that premise.
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by Deano
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Important
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: Important

YES. It is imperative that EVERYONE votes, regardless of their chosen means of doing so. There is only thing that can be said about most polls, and that is they are consistently biased. You would think at some point they would realize (and maybe admit) that the majority are done drinking the Globali...
by Deano
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fiberglass hardline boat will not run dry help!!
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Fiberglass hardline boat will not run dry help!!

Just my 2 cents. It’s hard for that prop to get any clean air... I think that my friend Andy, very radically under estimates the value of his observation. Normally, with radiator below (rather than above) the prop shaft, it is not creating additional blockage to the available would be air flow. Con...
by Deano
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 46
Views: 4596

Re: Need 500 piston

That's pretty funny. There was one of those for sale in Hernando years ago that I considered buying. I intended to cut a big slot out of the roof behind the front seat and make a hauler for my blower Valkyrie. I'm not big on trailering a bike, but that would've been badass going down Main Street dur...
by Deano
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A NEW HULL
Replies: 30
Views: 2768

Re: RAFFLE TICKETS FOR A NEW HULL

Junker wrote: Image
That meme was just begging for a bit more truth.

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by Deano
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine selection
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Engine selection

With over 60 views and no comments it is apparent that you have left out some pertinent information needed to arrive at an opinion; The most important one being what gearbox ratio are you using (this is not generally a place where opinions are hard to come by :) ). Your existing prop has a range whe...
by Deano
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Powering oil tanker with airprops (is it possible)?
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Powering oil tanker with airprops (is it possible)?

^^^^ You lost any shred of credibility you might have had several posts back; and you definitely crashed and burned at ‘Greta Thurnberg.” :violent1: I smelled that one coming; hence the 'or Green' inclusion in my post. :lol: Greta's dad should've been charged with Child Abuse for what he allowed, w...
by Deano
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Powering oil tanker with airprops (is it possible)?
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Powering oil tanker with airprops (is it possible)?

. . . These reasons may be remedied, imho. But probably not in retrofit. 1) using electric engines. The only noise will be from the blades hitting the air. (How loud is that, btw?) 2) that can be either done by underwater prop (i think its acceptable to use such technology for reverse as it is 0.01...
by Deano
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Hulls for c/m(caddy)
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Hulls for c/m(caddy)

Odds are great it was the original engine @ 86k miles so . . . great find! That would make it a 500 with the later open chamber (low comp) heads. But then you already knew that since unlike most folks, you [Search] ed first, and posted second. :thumbleft: I know this isn't much help, but since you h...
by Deano
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Hulls for c/m(caddy)
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Hulls for c/m(caddy)

All of the info that Striker presented is factual and should be kept in mind. There will be no point, ever, that information is not relevant. Power to Weight Ratio is also another inescapable fact that influences most decisions. This is why a Caddy works well for a Direct Drive; it can produce measu...
by Deano
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 66
Views: 6927

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

We used to do the same thing with the old cheap clear trailer side marker lights which were no way as good as those. I'll keep your link cause I'm gonna need two...one for the cage and one just above the beverage cooler on a different switch :) The beverage light you refer to is in fact a very hand...
by Deano
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Building a new 500 caddy for a 14 ft Viking Need help with top end valve train
Replies: 11
Views: 1489

Re: Building a new 500 caddy for a 14 ft Viking Need help with top end valve train

The correct answer is completely contingent on the intended use and the subsequent RPMs. The factory rocker system/design is adequate for Direct Drive RPMs provided everything is in good shape. Having an engine though, that's nearly half a century old with that little valve train wear is not likely,...
by Deano
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 25
Views: 3440

Re: Prayers Needed

Done.
by Deano
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Carb ls

I am interested in the logic behind the 450 CFM recommendation for this application? It is true a 500 Holley (and to a lesser extent, the 350) 2 bbls are perceived as the standard go to cabs for automotive direct drives. IMO, this largely because they are readily available, comparatively inexpensiv...
by Deano
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Carb ls

You are partially correct in that I am unfamiliar with he subject matter in that I missed the "dd" thinking it was a typo since typed was short hand ”goin" before and a run on after . . . . No need to be so condescending there pal. It is unfortunate that you perceived my reply as being condescendin...
by Deano
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 2371

Re: Carb ls

How many RPM's do you plan to turn? I doubt I would use less than a 650 cfm. I doubt you would make such a call if you were more familiar with the subject matter. You apparently don't realize that DD is shorthand notation for Direct Drive and/or You are unaware that direct drive props will typicall...
by Deano
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Viscosity
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

Re: Viscosity

terrible ted wrote: 9/5c+32=f
I found it interesting that at -40 degrees they measure the same.
Always knew they had to cross at some point, but never ran the math out that low.
by Deano
Tue May 26, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I need advice please
Replies: 14
Views: 2114

Re: I need advice please

BR, please note: I am posting a saved draft from yesterday that I didn't have time to proof read. Sliding Gator's previous post was not here then, so realize what follows should be considered in addition to , and NOT in lieu of , his comments. I don't believe we are in disagreement about anything bu...
by Deano
Sun May 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Viscosity
Replies: 15
Views: 2206

Re: Viscosity

They tried to convince us all the way back in elementary school that if we didn't learn to think in metric we would be left behind. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one that didn't buy that hook, line, and sinker. :) https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/rtMedia/users/53/2020/05/Vis...
by Deano
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Why am I losing control in Shallow Water?
Replies: 17
Views: 3349

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: 1063

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: 1216

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: 1624

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...

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