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by br,lc,LA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Powered Paraglider Airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 2371

Re: Powered Paraglider Airboat

Chuck Rackley 352-330-1015 - Tell him I sent you. Man has built minis, ecotecs, aircraft, and big power car motors. He is retired now and is a wealth of knowledge.

He will probably send you to Marty Bray to get a good glass hull for your toy.
by br,lc,LA
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came
Replies: 8
Views: 1926

Re: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came

Wayne,

Heard there was a few boats from Pensylvania also... not just us from TX and LA. Good times for sure! See ya next year.
by br,lc,LA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Re: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG

Welcome to the Family! Hope I can catch up to both Russ and yourself next time I am down. Loved riding Kissimmee this weekend in the Ecotec.
by br,lc,LA
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story
Replies: 6
Views: 1417

Re: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story

Yep 1.4L Turbo will only cost me about $700 if I blow it up! I have a Tri-infected locked tune but new ECU is sitting on my table ($40) and planning to start work with Jerry at Bad New Racing in the coming months since they offer so many bolt on mods for the 1.4L now. Was down at Kissimmee all weeke...
by br,lc,LA
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop spacing from back board
Replies: 15
Views: 2512

Re: Prop spacing from back board

I appreciate the respectful disagreement. But he doesnt seem to have an issue with plowing or the boat would not porpose... now if he makes an engine angle adjustment prop down and he feels the bow plow in the water or the ass lift when he is running dry then yep i would agree move some weight backw...
by br,lc,LA
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop spacing from back board
Replies: 15
Views: 2512

Re: Prop spacing from back board

Moving it wont change ground performance. Weight is weight and thrust is thrust. Moving dont change either but may make it worse if it changes distribution of all weight further back. Got a porpose then bend then back lip down at the transom. Want ground performance make more hp or drop some #!
by br,lc,LA
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: thru hull transducer

Look forward to to it and if it works youve answered my questions too... I didnt want to spend the money on a high dollar gps/finder and transducer and it not work. Talk about being a mad individual, but it was on my list of additions for the boat to test out.
by br,lc,LA
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: thru hull transducer

Uhmw has a very high impedence like an air pocket does. I dont think you shooting thru it. Signal strength even if it passed through would be weak. It shoots thru metal bc it is solid and conductive so signal passes easily. Water is conductive so signal passes easily. Bottom of lake dirt is resistiv...
by br,lc,LA
Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 1849

Re: thru hull transducer

I did a small amount of research. There are some out there like Alumaducer that have the potential to work. But I never tried and I think there will be issues shooting thru the aluminum plus poly on the bottom of the boat. Next option would be to rivet a sheet of poly on the transom and mount a tran...
by br,lc,LA
Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?

Century Drives: *Briggs belt is good up to about 75hp *Ecotec Belt is good up to about 250hp These two drives above are open belt and the lower pulley is cantilever design CH2 and up well the more hp you make just look at what you need... I kinda agree if you have the tools then buy the belt drive t...
by br,lc,LA
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Freedom Ride
Replies: 12
Views: 2938

Re: Freedom Ride

February 18th. We are coming down from TX and Louisiana with a group of 5 or so boats. Should be there mid afternoon Wed the 15th at Camp Mack.
by br,lc,LA
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Louisiana Airboaters
Topic: ULL student needs help for design project
Replies: 3
Views: 2145

Re: ULL student needs help for design project

Have you spoke with Mark Robicheaux @ Mark's Airboats in Franklin?
by br,lc,LA
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Which Belt Drive Ratio ?????? Help!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4386

Re: Which Belt Drive Ratio ?????? Help!!

Are you 100% sure if Peak TQ was at 5000 and that your HP peak is at 5400? If that is the case the your TQ curve drops quick... I am always in the favor of aiming for my HP peak to be at WOT with the prop toward the upper end of its efficiency range (about a 500rpm range) and in your case with 81&qu...
by br,lc,LA
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top airboat manufacturers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3177

Re: Top airboat manufacturers?

GTO - FL
Diamondback - FL
American Airboats - TX
Hamant Airboats - FL
Mark's Airboats - LA
by br,lc,LA
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top airboat manufacturers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3177

Re: Top airboat manufacturers?

Murky based on geography and personal preference!
by br,lc,LA
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top airboat manufacturers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3177

Re: Top airboat manufacturers?

Well being an aircraft enthusiast and homebuilding experience, do you want to go car motor or A/C motor? That will help dictate who you can void out... as some now dont like to mess with A/C motors... but the Florida guys still do plenty of A/C boats. Only a few here in LA and TX running A/C motors ...
by br,lc,LA
Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top airboat manufacturers?
Replies: 17
Views: 3177

Re: Top airboat manufacturers?

Each one is unique in some aspect. Where you live may help you decide which one, as builders have subtle differences for the area they service and the clientele they normally have come through the door.

Have an idea of what you are looking to get? Where do you live?
by br,lc,LA
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Updating SA...
Replies: 18
Views: 2107

Re: Updating SA...

New Layout takes some getting used to but looks good.
by br,lc,LA
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boat Builders Interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Any Boat Builders Interested?

It could be done for 40k a boat... but I am sure the bids will be higher! I mean it is a govt agency.
by br,lc,LA
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boat Builders Interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Any Boat Builders Interested?

Nah... Fresh Rebuilt with no certs is what the spec calls... so not new. and the cost is in the certifications process.
by br,lc,LA
Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boat Builders Interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Re: Any Boat Builders Interested?

Why do they stay with 0-540s... lots more efficient motors on the market for 12' boat
by br,lc,LA
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

Re: Ecotec engine

Give Chuck Rackley a call and he may can help you out in giving you some locations. Man is happy to answer his phone, share advice, and help when he can.
by br,lc,LA
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 34
Views: 6700

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Dually noted! Ill let the guys know for our upcoming trips.
by br,lc,LA
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 34
Views: 6700

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

You can put a ball on the back of the front trailer and tow tandem. Launch first boat, the unhook back trailer and launch second. Just have to take wide turns and make sure its legal in the state you are in
by br,lc,LA
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 34
Views: 6700

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Ecotecs make power from 2000 to 5400+/- and depending on prop you run a 2:1 up to a 2.6:1 pending prop/HP matchup and match it with a good muffler all you hear is prop tip noise. More power to ya, but build up a good A/C motor an you'll spend about the same if not more cash and burn twice the gas.

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