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by Aeon
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 5.3 build advice on my first airboat!
Replies: 7
Views: 479

Re: 5.3 build advice on my first airboat!

hyper pistons are not a great idea.... IMHO you are geared wrong for that motor and a super wide prop. that will compound the problem with the hyper pistons. that motor stock is like 350hp not a lot by airboat standards. you will need to work that thing hard to make it go that is not ideal in a back...
by Aeon
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: WANTED : AIR BOAT FOR FILMING MAMMOTH /JUNE LAKE AREA OF CALIFORNIA
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: WANTED : AIR BOAT FOR FILMING MAMMOTH /JUNE LAKE AREA OF CALIFORNIA

now i am wondering who she got and for how much....its duck season so i said no
by Aeon
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: WANTED : AIR BOAT FOR FILMING MAMMOTH /JUNE LAKE AREA OF CALIFORNIA
Replies: 6
Views: 893

Re: WANTED : AIR BOAT FOR FILMING MAMMOTH /JUNE LAKE AREA OF CALIFORNIA

HA 100k.... i had you beat at 10k and i am in calif.
by Aeon
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Anyone running Sensenich JX? If so what pitch & WOT RPM
Replies: 7
Views: 1300

Re: Anyone running Sensenich JX? If so what pitch & WOT RPM

3 blade 82" jx with a 2.55ox 600hp stroked ls3. 5900rpm max think it's just past the 2 mark. It takes some power to spin the jx.



edited after i look at the prop :)
by Aeon
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Artistic rudder wrap
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Artistic rudder wrap

i did min back in 2017 and they look just as good today as the day they got done. I gave up trying to get painterchick to do it. I know you guys love her but she blew me off. anyways lots of wrap guys can do it for you. just find someone local to you and ask.
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by Aeon
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: How much power to use superwide blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 2553

Re: How much power to use superwide blades?

i am running 3 82" JX blades, 2.55 ox and my built LS3 stroker is just about right. any less HP and i would be lacking big time.

also if you did not change the pistons out on your LS do it now. Hyper pistons will not be happy in a boat :)
by Aeon
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 3385

Re: Top Speed

17' circle H 600hp stroked LS3 2.55ox 82" JX 3 blade battleship hull

45mph..... i get scared after that :)
by Aeon
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations

If you really have that much power, a 3 blade 82" jx will spin nice. Don't forget a colder thermostat 160deg. Hope you changed out the pistons out.
by Aeon
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: motor
Replies: 3
Views: 952

Re: motor

Why not both!!!
by Aeon
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dynamarine Performance Airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 3862

Re: Dynamarine Performance Airboat

Glad they did not answer my call/email/text when i was building my hull a couple years ago. i would have been in the same mess as you Bill.
by Aeon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS EFI fuel plumbing
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: LS EFI fuel plumbing

My return is on top and no foam here
by Aeon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 502 prop help
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Re: 502 prop help

To much weight, not enough hp to pich and spin that warp drive. That motor is only 380hp and that's not a lot when you start talking about running dry. Might cost less to sell that motor and build one that will make enough power 550+ hp
by Aeon
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS EFI fuel plumbing
Replies: 10
Views: 1549

Re: LS EFI fuel plumbing

Pickup to pre filter and pump mounted below tank. Post filter to regulator then one line back to tank and one to rail
by Aeon
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 1176

Re: Prop suggestions

Think you will need more hp to push a big boat like that. What rpm does your motor do now?
by Aeon
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website having some problems this morning...
Replies: 7
Views: 1447

Re: Website having some problems this morning...

If you ever want help transferring to xenforo I'd be happy to help. It really is worth the cost
by Aeon
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Century ch3 Belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Century ch3 Belt drive

I once made this switch, required a new lower pully. We ran the dished jw wheel and it all bolted up no problem. The new lower pully has a longer shaft 3/4" I think but don't quote me. The pilot hole on a ls crank is set back farther. You can run a spacer but i never have so not sure how good that w...
by Aeon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine Coolant Burp
Replies: 27
Views: 7115

Re: Engine Coolant Burp

160 and the computer might not come out of open loop operation. Not sure how your computer was setup but you might be giving up some hp or throttle response Ps I run a 160 thermo and she runs 180 all the time. Definitely want the steam line in front linked to your expansion tank. The back ports are ...
by Aeon
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 18x8
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Re: 18x8

I'm very happy with my 17x8.from circle h
https://m.facebook.com/circlehairboats/
Good price and good quality and delivered on time
by Aeon
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Circle h hulls Information
Replies: 8
Views: 5677

Re: Circle h hulls Information

Misstatement might be a bit far lol I agree 100% with the link you posted.you did see the part where I said tune out the hop right?...

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by Aeon
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Circle h hulls Information
Replies: 8
Views: 5677

Re: Circle h hulls Information

Mine is a battleship circle h hull and their quality and craftsmenship are excellent. So while I can't say how their small hiulls perform, I can say the big girl they built me is bad ass You want a hull that rides free, free = porpoising. Tune out the hop with either a trim tab, bending the back dow...
by Aeon
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Powered Paraglider Airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 6207

Re: Powered Paraglider Airboat

I'm on the west coast, down in so cal. Feel free to reach out. My rig is the opposite of what you want but I'm closer then most in here
by Aeon
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini
Replies: 23
Views: 5457

Re: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini

Ummmm do you have private property to hunt elk on?
by Aeon
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini
Replies: 23
Views: 5457

Re: new guy here vw powered catamaran Mini

Imho you went the wrong direction. Cat hulls were tried back in the Vietnam War days " google air cat" I would look at the dragonfly airboat for inspiration. Given what you want to do i think you might be in for disappointment. It takes a lot of power to run dry. Even over gravel and to push through...
by Aeon
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 18x8 with 450Hp LS3
Replies: 13
Views: 3711

Re: 18x8 with 450Hp LS3

17x8 hull with a 600hp ls3 2.55 ox and 3 blade jx. Runs dry and goes where i point it.

If you are getting a ls motor get it built right. They are easy to build over 550+hp.
by Aeon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine help on a 16X8
Replies: 6
Views: 2259

Re: Engine help on a 16X8

My 17x8 has a stroked ls3 close to 600hp, spinning a 2.55 and a 3 blade jx. Its a big heavy boat but runs very very good :) Not saying the lsa is bad but you can make good power with a stroked ls3 or even better a stroked ls7 but then you get into more money. Turnkey engines built mine 4 years ago a...

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