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by BenBad
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 2:1 vs 2.3:1 belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 319

Re: 2:1 vs 2.3:1 belt drive

I think you will like it. I went from a 2:1 to 2.4:1 and do not regret it one bit. I had a 76 inch "R" 2 blade prop. I ended up needing to a 3rd blade. With the 2 blade fully pitched when I stood on it it would instantly max out on RPMs so I was loosing a lot of push. I am now pitched about 2/3rds t...
by BenBad
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: New AirBoat Owner
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: New AirBoat Owner

Congratulations on your new purchase, GTO is one of the top airboat builders, there are several that produce top quality airboats. Get connected with someone in your area to boat with and learn from. Airboats do not operate the same as other boats!!!!! I learned the hard way. Find and join an organi...
by BenBad
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Recommendations on airboat
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: Recommendations on airboat

I will second the Blackwater Airboat Tours as a great choice. It is very personal and great people to deal with.....
by BenBad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Nebraska Airboaters
Topic: 2019 Nebraska Flood.
Replies: 2
Views: 5067

2019 Nebraska Flood.

Here is the area that our campground is at. Still have not been down to the trailer and my boat. Hope to walk in there this week end.
by BenBad
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Head sets
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Head sets

It would depend on the model of headset you was using. The 20S-Evo and the 30K models that I use will do that.
by BenBad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 28200

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Swamper2 here is what I found in one of the early posts. The engine is a EA81 Stratus engine
by BenBad
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you on this site. It has been another great year of reading and learning or just having a great laugh. Take care and keep on sliding.
by BenBad
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Gator Tail,
You can contact me by email, phone or through the website. Check out the website for information on the 3 different models of intercoms.
I am available by phone in the evenings from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST if you have any questions.
by BenBad
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking for data about how many airboats in America.
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: Looking for data about how many airboats in America.

The last count on registered airboats in Nebraska was a few years ago and I was told at that time there was about 800.
by BenBad
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Slidin Gator,
I have never ran across any headsets that will cover everything that you are needing in one package.
by BenBad
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Hello Gator tail, I would recommend the S20EVO Sena intercom. You can look it up on Sena's website. I mount them to 3M 105 Peltor earmuffs and there is nothing installed on the boat. They will pair up to 8 headsets, have built in FM radio, and can pair up with a GPS that is Bluetooth enabled. You ca...
by BenBad
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 400 sbc build
Replies: 16
Views: 1448

Re: 400 sbc build

Supersteak217 Here is the specs for my setup that I am very happy with. I now have a 2.4 - 1 belt drive instead of the 2 - 1 and I really like it. Here is the specs that I have for it: 2 bolt main SBC 400 Comp Cams PN 12-433-8 Grind XR288HP-10 Full Roller valve train. Scat Engine Rotating assembly 4...
by BenBad
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Front or rear driver ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Front or rear driver ?

Rear Driver, Have the front seat low enough so that the adults have their shoulders about level with your knees so as to not obstruct your view.
by BenBad
Sun May 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New to airboats Corvair powered what’s it worth
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: New to airboats Corvair powered what’s it worth

JMO, I would pass also. I had a 14 X 6 as my first boat. The hull is to narrow. A wider hull will give you more stability. I have never heard of anyone that has been happy with a Corvair engine. Please put where you are located in your profile and maybe someone in your area will know of something th...
by BenBad
Wed May 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

What nebraskaairboater said............
by BenBad
Wed May 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

Achiggy, You stated that you have a 2:1 drive. If your engine is turning 5000 RPM then your prop will be spinning 2500 RPM. You need to take pitch out of the blade to allow the engine to turn more RPMs to get the prop speed up. I used to run a stock 400 SBC with a 2:1 belt drive on a 14 foot BullFro...
by BenBad
Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

I guess I should have asked if it is a wood prop. If it is a wood prop you have what you have and it would be the wrong prop for that motor. I do not know how to read the pitch on a wood prop but they are not adjustable and you would need a different prop.
by BenBad
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 2334

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

Is 4200 RPM wide open throttle? Which 2 blade sensenich propeller do you have? A car engine should turn 5000 RPM or more. If 4200 RPM is wide open your blades need to be pitched differently. Let us know where you are located and maybe someone close to you can help get the blades pitched properly.
by BenBad
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach's Annual Show Feb 24th & 25th 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3527

Re: Palm Beach's Annual Show Feb 24th & 25th 2018

Mary Ann,
I will email you and cut a check tonight for the Aluminum 6 CYL or more Aircraft:
by BenBad
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gravity Feed Gas Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 3623

Re: Gravity Feed Gas Tank

Just my opinion but I would use an electric pump and put a pressure regulator on it so not to push to much pressure to the carb and have the tank low so not to add top weight to the boat.
by BenBad
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Re: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

13 miles from my house here in Nebraska close to Omaha.
by BenBad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Re: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

Here is a movie of still shots. This one list the race winners also. I did not film or take any of these pictures. Who ever it was did a great job.
by BenBad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Re: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

I am not sure who did the video. It was a great weekend. These races were on Saturday and we had an unannounced course race on Sunday. I think they may do the races on 2 days next year as so many liked the course race also.
by BenBad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1590

Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

One fun day and looking forward to next year already.
by BenBad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Bear is Back ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 1662

Re: The Bear is Back ! ! !

Glad to hear that. Welcome back........

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