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by watersports7
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: NEW DD project "maiden voyage"
Replies: 38
Views: 8062

Re: NEW DD project "maiden voyage"

kits cost? Are they available for old skool sbc?
by watersports7
Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: NEW DD project "maiden voyage"
Replies: 38
Views: 8062

Re: NEW DD project "maiden voyage"

No we have a kit to prevent any prop load from pushing on the engines thrust bearing. We plan to have it on display at the Broward show. The hull is a standard Scorpion for a O-540 aircraft it's 12 ft. I didn't weigh it but what ever there standard O-540 deckover hull weighs is what it weighs. Nice...
by watersports7
Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming and continental engine horsepower and engine weight
Replies: 3
Views: 3424

Re: Lycoming and continental engine horsepower and engine we

Great info, would love to see the torque specs and at what rpm etc.
by watersports7
Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: # Blades vs Diameter
Replies: 56
Views: 9191

Re: # Blades vs Diameter

I have always wanted to see and been waiting for years to see, a purely base line test. For instance, use a stock straight valve 540 and test each manufacturers recommended prop for that engine. One prop at a time on the same day, strictly thrust numbers. Not concerned with snap or noise. Example: ...
by watersports7
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: DD rigging/engine stand setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Re: DD rigging/engine stand setup

1 Inch EMT Conduit BBC Engine Stand With Adjustable Hull Jacks
by watersports7
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: DD rigging/engine stand setup
Replies: 7
Views: 1881

Re: DD rigging/engine stand setup

1 Inch EMT Conduit BBC Engine Stand
by watersports7
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Panther Peanut?
Replies: 5
Views: 1343

Re: Panther Peanut?

10'Panther/PE60/3-Blade Warp Drive/2008
by watersports7
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: OPINIONS would a 4.3 dd work on this hull
Replies: 10
Views: 2475

Re: OPINIONS would a 4.3 dd work on this hull

Gotta agree with the previous replies, 0320 on that hull would be PLENTY
by watersports7
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: How are the Eco Techs holding up
Replies: 347
Views: 45520

Re: How are the Eco Techs holding up

Was just thinking the same thing recently, And what kind of river mpg are they getting?
by watersports7
Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal Engine Angle
Replies: 7
Views: 2768

Re: Ideal Engine Angle

Lifting rear of motor in 1/16"-1/8" increments will lift the bow, lowering rear of motor will put more bow in the water. Regardless of engine angle, (up or down) motor & prop will ALWAYS seek level under throttle. Yes, its very possible! a recent replacement of polymer may have changed...
by watersports7
Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: motor pitch
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: motor pitch

A good starting point is prop flange 90 degrees to boats bottom and adjust or fine tune from there.
by watersports7
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Where's the dd boat these days??
Replies: 162
Views: 7208

Re: Where's the dd boat these days??

Never even seen spuds post, I was referring to the previous post about engine builders such as, Fullton, Morrison, Wheeler built motors
by watersports7
Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Where's the dd boat these days??
Replies: 162
Views: 7208

Re: Where's the dd boat these days??

fasteddie42089 wrote:Yea watersports did but i know different lol


I DID say 'Mr Stevens knows what he is doing' ....but NEVER said he built Jacks motor. :lol:
by watersports7
Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Propeller Thrust testing video.
Replies: 54
Views: 7828

Re: Propeller Thrust testing video.

Nice Work Dave! IMPRESSIVE
by watersports7
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Muffler Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2478

Re: Muffler Questions

Under Airboat Tech in the forum there is also a subforum titled 'Airboat Sound' LOTS of excellent tech tips, regarding, airboat exhaust, mufflers, sound, pipe diameter, setup, H pipes, crossover, etc. Good reading material if the subject interests you. Engine building guru David Vizard also has wri...
by watersports7
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Where's the dd boat these days??
Replies: 162
Views: 7208

Re: Where's the dd boat these days??

My bad for getting off topic, this threads about DD... :)
by watersports7
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Where's the dd boat these days??
Replies: 162
Views: 7208

Re: Where's the dd boat these days??

Mr. Stevens knows what hes doing.
by watersports7
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Need some info NAME AN NUMBER
Replies: 30
Views: 6237

Re: Need some info NAME AN NUMBER

Whitebear wrote:Love it when mature adults can actually talk with each other instead of having an ego war. Cudos to both of ya ! :thumbleft:


Its few and far between these days, Hats off to both parties!
by watersports7
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat Names
Replies: 440
Views: 41405

Re: Boat Names

'Family First'
by watersports7
Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat Names
Replies: 440
Views: 41405

Re: Boat Names

C1gator wrote:Buddy of mine named his "NEXT WEEK" everyone kept asking him when his boat was gonna be finished and he would say next week...........


Like it!
by watersports7
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull jacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Hull jacks

BANANA BOAT wrote:Hey Watersports7,just a friendly fyi. Your not suppose to be able to see red and green at the same time.Unless your about to be run over.


:thumbleft:
by watersports7
Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull jacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Hull jacks

Conduit EMT hull jacks for fiberglass hull, these worked very well!
by watersports7
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull jacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1791

Re: Hull jacks

Theres some pics of emt hull jacks in my gallery

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