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by Bdriller
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Porpoiseing boats.
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Re: Porpoiseing boats.

Trim tab is a bandaid for a bad bottom if bottom is right and boat is setup right no trim tab be applied.
by Bdriller
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Crow needs some 500 Caddy help
Replies: 48
Views: 3950

Re: Crow needs some 500 Caddy help

Pretty sure those blades would fit a fairly strong small block with belt drive say 2-1 do you think that motor is that strong?
by Bdriller
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Crow needs some 500 Caddy help
Replies: 48
Views: 3950

Re: Crow needs some 500 Caddy help

What does prop mfg say the required hp to spin this prop up to desired rpm? 78 3 blade looks overly opptimistic also in my opinion id say 2500 is about what id expect
by Bdriller
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS mock-up block
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: LS mock-up block

some where I seen a plastic block for mock up
by Bdriller
Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Oklahoma airboaters
Replies: 17
Views: 963

Re: Oklahoma airboaters

Can put in @ Fyodi Creek above Keystone and boat towards Kaw. Excellent boating when water down. Arkansas River- West Northwest of Tulsa. Can put in @ Carpenters Bluff below Texhoma. East of Dennison. Or used to be able to anyways. Red River boating. Can put in @ Gainesville, Texas. on the Red Rive...
by Bdriller
Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Razor X Hub from Whirl Wind Propellers
Replies: 21
Views: 3894

Re: Razor X Hub from Whirl Wind Propellers

could you also make a razor recommendation for the 500 caddy direct drive thnx For a direct drive Caddy, I'd first recommend the 4-blade Excalibur in 72" diameter ($2290). The Excalibur gives you all the same great light-weight instant thrust performance of the Razor X, but also gives you the low-e...
by Bdriller
Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Razor X Hub from Whirl Wind Propellers
Replies: 21
Views: 3894

Re: Razor X Hub from Whirl Wind Propellers

WhirlWind Propellers wrote:
Alvarez1112 wrote:My turd won't swing four excalibur blades that's for sure!
What engine do you have? And what is your current propeller and diameter?

-Patti
:proud:
could you also make a razor recommendation for the 500 caddy direct drive thnx
by Bdriller
Sat Jul 11, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OK, here's the project ....
Replies: 57
Views: 5725

Re: OK, here's the project ....

Striker543 wrote:If light is the goal, I think it's hard to beat a light glass hull with an 0360. If you don't mind the extra weight and want the ease of pump gas and buying parts at the local store, a DD Cadillac is hard to beat
Caddy all the way!!!
by Bdriller
Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 500 Caddy VS Chevy 350
Replies: 22
Views: 2272

Re: 500 Caddy VS Chevy 350

Comanche-pup wrote:350's on a gearbox dont do as well as a Direct drive caddy


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wow ive seen that myself but just assumed it was a turd ,must be more than one.
by Bdriller
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dyna Marine's entry into Texas Duty Bowfishing airboats
Replies: 47
Views: 5397

Re: Dyna Marine's entry into Texas Duty Bowfishing airboats

DynaMarine wrote:Yep, 1/2" black iron....
Good deal theres a friend of mine with blue polly i have followed and we see blue ribbons of plastic on shallow rock ledges where he passes through, he will never run the blue polly again.
by Bdriller
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dyna Marine's entry into Texas Duty Bowfishing airboats
Replies: 47
Views: 5397

Re: Dyna Marine's entry into Texas Duty Bowfishing airboats

I am having Dyna Marine build me a new bowfishing airboat designed to better handle the back water stumps and river rocks and big deep water that we oftentimes encounter in Texas........ I am very impressed so far... 18x8 Evo with 1/2" Blue Iron UHMW on bottom, 9 of the stainless T Bars, two midshi...
by Bdriller
Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Small block or Big block?
Replies: 83
Views: 3441

Re: Small block or Big block?

:lol:
by Bdriller
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Hydraulic running.
Replies: 9
Views: 2061

Re: Hydraulic running.

Absolutely, expect a 30% decrease in hp from motor to prop
by Bdriller
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 556hp LSA vs. 600hp 418 Water Thunder
Replies: 343
Views: 27789

Re: 556hp LSA vs. 600hp 418 Water Thunder

Hey Old Art when the SimpleMan boat is finished look me up I want you to drive it. I bet you will appreciate the simplicity and performance of it. I'd love to. Thanks! Hey, you know those show bikes where you can't see any wiring or gas lines? I'd like to build a little boat where when you walk up ...
by Bdriller
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: 243wssm ammo
Replies: 18
Views: 3888

Re: 243wssm ammo

Good luck finding any. They are extremely hard to find. I bought 4 boxes of the winchester 100 grain soft points and I paid $50 a box....ouch. If you get in a pinch I can get a box to you. I know what you mean, that's what I was hoping to find. I found one box last year of the 95gr ballistic tips, ...
by Bdriller
Sun May 10, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: best carb 472 caddy
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: best carb 472 caddy

...anybody got a suggestion how much to increase pitch to get back to 2800? I heard 1 degree per 100 rpm but I don't know if thats factual or even how many blades it would be relevant to. I find it hard to believe that some one could be accurate to within a degree on all blades as well. I use the s...
by Bdriller
Sat May 09, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: best carb 472 caddy
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: best carb 472 caddy

Finally got a chance to run the new edelbrock thunder series with spacer on water, it is hands down much better, snap is awesome no hesitation when secondary's open even when stomped from a dead stop, rpm increased from 2800 to 3000 on top , now gona repitch 3 blade Q from 2 mark to slightly more th...
by Bdriller
Wed May 06, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: best carb 472 caddy
Replies: 9
Views: 1142

Re: best carb 472 caddy

The quad if set up right is hard to beat , been running one for 3years on my 500 , however I recently went to a edelbrock thunder series 650 which was partly designed by an airboat engine builder and so far im really likeing it, tuning and simplicity is awesome
by Bdriller
Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: trim tab
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

trim tab

as bad as I hate to going to put a bandaid on the boat, who likes theyre trim tab and why Ive never used one but now I need it.
by Bdriller
Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: help !! 2007 gto airboat 350 starting issue.
Replies: 24
Views: 2437

Re: help !! 2007 gto airboat 350 starting issue.

Deano wrote:
Bdriller wrote: . . . Danger will Roberson !! . . .
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You had better learn my name, you Texan! . . . Or I'll sick my robot on you!

:lol: :lol:
wish I knew how to go fetch appropriate pics to fit certain subjects and copy and pastem!!
by Bdriller
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: help !! 2007 gto airboat 350 starting issue.
Replies: 24
Views: 2437

Re: help !! 2007 gto airboat 350 starting issue.

Cool I will replace the ignition switch. Another mechanic suggested I run battery one directly to the engine instead of through the perko switch he says it's better to run it direct better connection. What you Guys think?? Danger will roberson!! The perko switch is a major safety device designed to...
by Bdriller
Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)
Replies: 70
Views: 7253

Re: New Build EcoTec Turbo 2.4 (First build want advice)

Tony I know you are difficult to convince. I am just providing the math. The calculations are correct and based off of data that is well established. The 400hp Ecotec you refer to is mine I assume. Perhaps the one Terri built. While prop diameter is important, it doesn't give a clear picture of wha...
by Bdriller
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 7241

Re: hull handling?

we pull boat trailers that are anywhere from 9' wide to 10' wide a 50 dollar a year wide permit is also available in texas , I agree with your cheapest fix is to change hulls, you got plenty of motor in fact if you go wide youll think you added 150 hp and be a lot more stable you could probably even...
by Bdriller
Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 7241

Re: hull handling?

lookey there bud, tricked one of them old timers into posting up some pretty good info, I suspect that what hes saying is spot on accurate and current with the latest and best info available, makes perfect sense too that a % of length can be behind transom and not just a number that applys to all.
by Bdriller
Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 7241

Re: hull handling?

Beers are for drinking not measuring prop clearance anymore, lots of folks didn't get the memo, most that know don't share that info . . . The beer can analogy is old school, and old school airboats were direct drives and most likely 72" props. There is nothing wrong with that analogy and it remain...

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