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by Deano
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: One Badass Sonoffabeep
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: One Badass Sonoffabeep

My goodness Prototype, a little early in the day to be as grumpy as all that.
Sure hope our weekend improved from that point. Peace.
by Deano
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear reduction to belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Gear reduction to belt drive

Edit: Just come back by here to shut down my computer and realized that I never hit the [Submit] button earlier when I wrote this. Given the choice to waste it, or post it after Dan, I opted for the later. Hope you find it useful. You are correct, in that the height will be different. Belt reductio...
by Deano
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: A few basic questions to get me started
Replies: 21
Views: 2068

Re: A few basic questions to get me started

Everybody's definitions of most anything are based on their experience or when experience is lacking, their perceptions. Be aware (if you didn't notice) that this is a six year old thread that kind of 'died on the vine' so to speak. While there is a lot of good information in this thread, it is only...
by Deano
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 53
Views: 1898

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Spoke with Bullet Cams in Mississippi about a custom ground cam and it seems them boys know there airboat shitz. :thumbleft: On Bullet Cams :thumbright: Not only do those boys know their shitz, but in a Cadillac case, they don't really cost any more custom ground than to buy somebody else's off the...
by Deano
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: MA-4SPA 10-3678-32 Parts Diagram/List
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: MA-4SPA 10-3678-32 Parts Diagram/List

Wow ! That, right there is the most recent example of "Ask, and Ye shall receive." that I've seen this week! :thumbleft:
by Deano
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: heavy flywheel
Replies: 5
Views: 331

Re: heavy flywheel

Not only do I agree with the previous assessments, but would point out that the 'lack of snap' associated with the increase in weight of the rotating assembly is only going to be more pronounced the smaller the engine is. It would be far more typical for a guy with the flywheel to be looking for a f...
by Deano
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat crash
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: Airboat crash

kwanjangnihm wrote:https://miami.cbslocal.com/2015/02/03/airboat-crash-sends-two-people-to-the-hospital/ . . .

Unless I'm missing something, that link and associated story are from an incident in Feb. 2015.

I hope the optimism on the injury front is applicable in this current case as well
by Deano
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive
Replies: 53
Views: 1898

Re: 408 Ford stroker build underway! Direct drive

Anytime a man is building a Cadillac with the intent of running it a long time, attention to prevention of detonation is one the major considerations allowed for on the front side. While that sounds pretty damn simplistic, a quick look around this board will confirm what a exponentially large percen...
by Deano
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat hop
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Boat hop

It sounds like there is a reasonable likelihood that the bottom is not straight, flat and true. There are two means of making that determination: --> The first would be to run a string line under the boat along the bottom and check for gaps between the string and the hull. Placing a three or four fo...
by Deano
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Continental 0300 flywheel
Replies: 2
Views: 195

Re: Continental 0300 flywheel

Tooth count on the starter bendix would be a clue (and maybe even necessary) to arrive at the right one. :dontknow:
by Deano
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cleaing Polymer
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: Cleaing Polymer

Have you tried this: https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/e1c62114-acc7-4cdb-841a-2bec03ad55ff_2.75244b89f7177c4dd826bc96e7037c28.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF Or this ? https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/f70add98-267f-46a4-aa79-9f376c13f95b_1.c27298a063b6a9a2a91f4e2821a56904.jpeg?o...
by Deano
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor

I did not mean to unintentionally give you a false sense of confidence, as it appears that I have. Your question was completely generic, as was my response. While I believe my answer was sound, I have to say that I don't believe 12 6 x 6 7 is proportionally larger. At least not to the extend I was m...
by Deano
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 5200 sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 5200 sealant

I can't believe I'm about to type this . . . . :lol: :lol: My neighbor believed all the commercial hype and patched his kicker boat with Flex Seal and it still is holding afaik. That might just be your best bet. :dontknow: They make quite an array of products by this point in time, I had no idea. Fa...
by Deano
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 5200 sealant
Replies: 13
Views: 594

Re: 5200 sealant

SuprchgedPalmBeach wrote:5200 cannot be thinned with good results. . .

Agreed. Thinning it any at all will deplete its' useful attributes exponentially.
By the time you attained paint viscosity it will have been rendered completely useless.

Again, what is your application? There is something for nearly any need.
by Deano
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor
Replies: 17
Views: 869

Re: any built a dd sled ....in progress of finishing my just curious if they slide right with carmotor

Given that it's proportionally larger to accommodate the extra weight it will be fine.
The hull design will have more bearing on how it slides than will the weight involved, provided it is big enough.
by Deano
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive
Replies: 31
Views: 929

Re: Direct Drive

After you've decided and/or calculated where you think you need to be, I recommend Bullet is the outfit you want to work with. The last couple I've got didn't really cost anymore than an off the shelve grind. Granted those were not Ford blanks (which should be plentiful compared to some others). Go ...
by Deano
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive
Replies: 31
Views: 929

Re: Direct Drive

I believe you're probably correct. May not need a Dyno for confirmation. There is a discernible difference on a Caddy with a one inch spacer. When you thrust test it, try it with and without a spacer and you will know. I had a Windsor in my offshore boat and it liked one, admittedly not quite as rpm...
by Deano
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: spray mixture
Replies: 14
Views: 1024

Re: spray mixture

As far as biodegradable goes, I would have to presume that it is. Whoever is old enough to remember, will acknowledge that what put Dawn on the map (among a thousand others), was the film footage they used to make commercials of them washing the oil soaked wildlife in the wake of the Exon-Valdez dis...
by Deano
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Running Hot
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Running Hot

Sounds like maybe you should have tried running a thermostat first instead of last.
GM never released one without a thermostat, as far as I know.
by Deano
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop reference point
Replies: 20
Views: 769

Re: Prop reference point

I have no way knowing how your front mounts are constructed, but it may be easier to add a washer under the front mount(s)? For practical purposes, that may be an easier method to attain the same desired end. I've done this a couple times in the past, and it works just as well if all the other param...
by Deano
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop reference point
Replies: 20
Views: 769

Re: Prop reference point

Sliding Gator is spot on. Sounds like it may be a little high in the back. The second post in this thread expands on motor trim adjustments. According to Hoyle, would be a straight & true bottom with no hooks, rockers or dents. https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=28600&am...
by Deano
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 92
Views: 2333

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

No explanation needed, we all understand how reality can inadvertently hamper our free time. I was only meaning to afford you the confidence to make the decision, as you seemed reluctant to fall off the fence on either side. It's been said that getting started is the hardest part of anything, and th...
by Deano
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 92
Views: 2333

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

1 If your old 2 barrel off your 220 is a 500 Holley and has not been re-tuned for your current engine, that is a much larger part of your problem than you realize. . . unless it was running pig rich on your ground power, it is not supplying enough fuel for you to exercise an early 500 Caddy. . . Thi...
by Deano
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Caddy running hot sometimes
Replies: 21
Views: 724

Re: Caddy running hot sometimes

How far is your radiator in front of your prop? What size is it (your radiator, not your prop)?

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