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by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What to do with "blow-by"
Replies: 61
Views: 3461

Re: What to do with "blow-by"

Thanks. I do need someone to look over it. It runs great. Cranks easy, never skips, backfires, or anything. Just uses too dang much oil
by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What to do with "blow-by"
Replies: 61
Views: 3461

Re: What to do with "blow-by"

Thanks, Badlybent. I will do that asap. I attempted to find an aircraft mechanic here in middle GA, but no luck. I also have looked into airboat mechanics. None around Warner Robins. lol I visit Seminole county, GA quite a bit, but the only one I know down there I wouldn't trust with a paper boat. M...
by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What to do with "blow-by"
Replies: 61
Views: 3461

What to do with "blow-by"

I have an aircraft engine on my boat with what I have been told is a blow-by. I was told by one mechanic that it would be ok to recirculate one into the other. I did that and it started smoking. I got a second opinion and they said it was lucky I hadnt blown the engine. The "blow-by" makes a conside...
by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Slick bottom
Replies: 36
Views: 1835

Re: Slick bottom

Anybody ever tried wetlander? I ran across it online and have considered purchasing it. I know everyone claims to have the best, but their site IS pretty thorough
by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need Prop advise
Replies: 20
Views: 1123

Re: Need Prop advise

Thanks, Whitebear! I was considering ordering the wetlander ultimate slickbottom application. I assume it would help, but afraid I would have to tear the whole boat down to apply it. I may be able to take it off the trailer and put it on blocks, but dont know how I'd paint it all at once
by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need Prop advise
Replies: 20
Views: 1123

Re: Need Prop advise

@ Swampfox. Thanks for the input. It really does run fairly fast, I am just looking for some boost. I saw the boat a couple years ago and the previous owner drove it up the loading ramp, across the grass, and onto the trailer. By the time I purchased it, it doesn't seem to have that kind of power an...
by radtech
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need Prop advise
Replies: 20
Views: 1123

Need Prop advise

I have a 16'X8' fiberglass airboat with a 1969 Continental IO-360 engine with a converted WWII generator block and a 76" wood prop. I bought it last June and am unhappy with it's performance. The boat and motor together are quite heavy and while it will move pretty fast, I would like to get more pow...

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