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by airduds
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Damn Torque!
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Damn Torque!

After reading this board and a couple others over the years I've reached the conclusion that (that word) and it's relationship to power is the most misunderstood concept on earth. The pity is it's not that complex, in fact it's really simple. So if the problem isn't with concept, it must be with the...
by airduds
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First ride in new boat
Replies: 6
Views: 730

Re: First ride in new boat

Good deal!

Just remember to watch your wake when stopping and sharp turns at slow speed. :thumbleft: :thumbleft:
by airduds
Fri Oct 09, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Measuring Teleflex
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Measuring Teleflex

Where do I measure to determine if my teleflex is 3/8 or 5/16?
by airduds
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DURAMAX MOTORS
Replies: 35
Views: 3886

Re: DURAMAX MOTORS

They have one in a 1995 mustang gt and they drove it from Texas to Oklahoma to race it. The car made 35mpg on the way to the track and laid down a 9.9 1/4 @ 143mph. here is a clip for the car owner A car built from scratch with the craziest power train combination ever installed in a race style veh...
by airduds
Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BUDDY PLUM CRAZY
Replies: 50
Views: 1316

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BUDDY PLUM CRAZY

Happy Birthday
by airduds
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Starter bolts snapping need help
Replies: 28
Views: 2158

Re: Starter bolts snapping need help

I went through this on a crate motor 383. Tried the knurled, non-knurled, shorter, grade 8, etc. Switched to the mini-starter and haven't broken one since.

No idea why.
by airduds
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ZZ572 620HP on pump gas.
Replies: 24
Views: 1534

Re: ZZ572 620HP on pump gas.

after i thought about this..trailbuster is kind of right all the manufacture can build you what you like and you can just hop on it and ride. but i also thought that if i was going to iraq and have a large some of money when i got back. i would piece together a 5000 dollar boat, then buy a house ca...
by airduds
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aircraft vs. Automotive?
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Aircraft vs. Automotive?

From what I gather most folks on this site don't care one way or the other so probably no old threads to read... :D
by airduds
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aircraft vs. Automotive?
Replies: 20
Views: 1472

Re: Aircraft vs. Automotive?

oops, double post.
by airduds
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alaska
Replies: 22
Views: 911

Re: Alaska

Wife and I are heading up next month. Chatanika Lodge, Circle, Nome and abouts.
by airduds
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Relocating Painterchic
Replies: 59
Views: 2342

Re: Relocating Painterchic

If you get a trailer, unless it has surge brakes, you will have to have a brake controller installed on your truck for them to work. Not a big deal, just something to think about.
by airduds
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: very sad day
Replies: 14
Views: 1258

Re: very sad day

Let me tell you about the luxury of getting old and not giving a crap anymore.

I don't own any, but if I tried a pair on and they felt good, I'd be wearing them.
by airduds
Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Relocating Painterchic
Replies: 59
Views: 2342

Re: Relocating Painterchic

I have a 8'x24' enclosed trailer w/tandem axles and brakes on both axles you can borrow. It's in Fort Pierce.
by airduds
Mon Jun 29, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How Many Times...
Replies: 7
Views: 643

How Many Times...

Can you just get on your boat and go without having to fix something or having something go wrong? Since laying my boat on it's side last Christmas and having to be rescued (thanks again Wayne and Brad) I've run a dozen times or so without having to touch anything. While realizing I just jinxed myse...
by airduds
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in sticky mud, newbie question
Replies: 15
Views: 1135

Re: Running in sticky mud, newbie question

Sticky mud is the worst.

While anything is possible, you might be better off with a hovercraft - or maybe a helicopter. :mrgreen:
by airduds
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Barametric Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Barametric Pressure

Call your nearest airport.
by airduds
Tue Jun 16, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: New Airboater!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 3007

Re: New Airboater!!!

Congratulations Keith.
by airduds
Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOSTCRACKER2
Replies: 32
Views: 1166

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOSTCRACKER2

Happy Birthday.

For a 39 y/o son to write that intro, you must be doing something right.

Congrats on the birthday and your whole life.
by airduds
Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Counter rotating props
Replies: 21
Views: 3529

Re: Counter rotating props

The fastest propeller driven airplane in the world uses counter (or is it contra?) rotators.

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by airduds
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: a small problem
Replies: 52
Views: 2037

Re: a small problem

Good luck and God Bless.
by airduds
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Is it a 470 or 520
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Is it a 470 or 520

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
goldhunter_2 wrote:...If you are making the upgrade to AC...
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by airduds
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: How Can 300 hp Outperform 425?
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: How Can 300 hp Outperform 425?

I guess I didn't do a very good job of making my original point.

I was trying to say that even though GM says my motor makes 425 hp, in all likelihood I'm probably only getting around 300 to the prop - a little less than a healthy O-520.
by airduds
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:13 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: How Can 300 hp Outperform 425?
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

How Can 300 hp Outperform 425?

Another thread got me thinking and I decided to put those thoughts on paper. I run a ZZ383 which from the GM Performance Parts website makes: "...425 horsepower at an incredibly low 5400 RPM..." Now here are couple of "caveats": "...GM's testing was completed using a GM sing...
by airduds
Fri May 29, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Does anyone still make hulls out of marine ply?
Replies: 14
Views: 1453

Re: Does anyone still make hulls out of marine ply?

Back in the 60's when I was a kid my dad re-built a couple of fishing boats made out of marine plywood. He would lay fiberglass over the bottom and about a third of the way up the sides.

I believe a glassed over hull with poly on the bottom would be just about indestructible.

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