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by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 4182

Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

I've been tinkering around with a project for the last couple years. Most of the time was coming up with a theme for the paint and the wife won that conversation. :lol: Not that I mind, particularly for the way the boat is turning out. The theme is Game of Thrones, Swamp Edition. I found a local who...
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking For Everglades Camp Membership
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

Re: Looking For Everglades Camp Membership

The best value out there is the Broward County Airboat and Halftrack Club. They own the Boars Nest camp in Area 2A. You can have full access to the camp by paying your annual dues (which last time I checked was somewhere around $50.00). The caveat is that you must participate in club events, particu...
by digginfool
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build
Replies: 51
Views: 10691

Re: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build

No they don't, that only occurs when you plot Torque in Ft-lbf against Hp on the same scale. Plot them on different scales or try metric units and you can make them cross where ever you want. 5252 is meaningless. Oh but they do, and of course on the same scale. Ft lbs vs hp on the x vs RPM on the y...
by digginfool
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

Re: The Game Changer

Does anybody know the specs on the cam? :stirpot: :stirpot: I think everybody knows the answer to that. So why do you think it was a radical cam? What RPM did it idle at? Very lopey idle is the only indication. I have no idea what the specs are. Did not pay much attention to the idle speed but I di...
by digginfool
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Manifold air speed
Replies: 17
Views: 3812

Re: Manifold air speed

hdsadey wrote:Peace River. Screenshot_2019-06-26-10-07-25.png

No sir just a regular Performer. Idle-5500 power range. Not sure it would act right after being on a Ford motor! Lol :shock:

Looks like a great place to ride. How far up the river are you allowed to ride?
by digginfool
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

Re: The Game Changer

Hi all.....been a while sense ive been on this board. I also had Dave build me a DD LS. The motor is a LS3 block EFI holley system 430 CI, Chevrolet cnc heads. Dave (Waterthunder) has a thrust tester, it will measure thrust output.....it makes 1100 pounds + At 3600 with the Alpha 66 Most straight v...
by digginfool
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

Re: The Game Changer

I'm not sure what RPM he has it pitched to. I just know that by the time you hit 2,500, you don't want to be looking down anymore. :D
by digginfool
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

Re: The Game Changer

digginfool wrote:
kwanjangnihm wrote:diggin what model & size prop was he running?
He's running a cut down (66") three blade Sabre.

My bad. It's a cut down Alpha. Not Sabre.
by digginfool
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

Re: The Game Changer

kwanjangnihm wrote:diggin what model & size prop was he running?
He's running a cut down (66") three blade Sabre.
by digginfool
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

Re: The Game Changer

He has a machined bracket that fits behind the flywheel that I believe has a thrust bearing and acts as a motormount as well.
by digginfool
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 44
Views: 9022

The Game Changer

It may not be my place to talk about this boat as it is not mine but I did get to take it for a ride yesterday and OMG. I've never seen a boat with a more appropriate name. This boat truly is a game changer. It's an 11 foot Benny Webb with a direct drive Waterthunder LS3. The owner of the boat said ...
by digginfool
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Arbuckle Creek
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Arbuckle Creek

After watching Pipedog's video and looking at Google Earth, I'm wondering if you can run all the way from Lake Istokpoga to Lake Arbuckle on the creek. Has anybody done it before? Perhaps camp along the creek overnight? Looks like it would be a great time. Talking to Pipedog, his group turned around...
by digginfool
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LOOKING FOR A WATER CHECK IN THE MICCOSUKEE RES
Replies: 38
Views: 7955

Re: LOOKING FOR A WATER CHECK IN THE MICCOSUKEE RES

we put in on 41 and went all the way to the swimming hole, there was no rub on plane getting in or out of the canal. I started to rain some more as we left yesterday so I dare say there should be plenty of water come next weekend even for the CM crowd lol C'mon, Ish. That's not a challenge, is it? ...
by digginfool
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New prop help
Replies: 15
Views: 4751

Re: New prop help

While I certainly wouldn't discount the knowledge of most people on this site, you will never find more knowledge than the folks at Sensenich and Whirlwind. They've seen every combination imaginable and are an enormous free resource. Since you already have one, I would start with Darren at Sensenich.
by digginfool
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: NE Florida Airboaters
Replies: 12
Views: 4516

Re: NE Florida Airboaters

look up ffjpowell on here. He and several of his buddies all ride up that way. Awesome people!
by digginfool
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?
Replies: 42
Views: 7932

Re: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?

Birddog247 on this site runs an old 350 that he pulled from a van, 2:1 gearbox, 2 blade R, on an aluminum hull, and I've yet to see him sruggle on the hill with 2-3 people. The belt box in question weighs more than his gear box, but the combo operates the same. Set-up would dictate how it performs,...
by digginfool
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cool Video
Replies: 91
Views: 28791

Re: Cool Video

Would not have wanted my fat pig of a boat up in there!! I don't care how much HP my engine is making. If your boat got stuck, I'm not going!! LOL
by digginfool
Thu May 30, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Mechanic for Boat w/ Car Motor near Boca Raton
Replies: 5
Views: 3464

Re: Mechanic for Boat w/ Car Motor near Boca Raton

I would think any auto mechanic should be able to do it for you. It's fairly simple to change the oil, oil filter and change out the oil in the gearbox. I suggest if you are on FB, go to the Southern Airboat FB page. Far more likely to get someone's local attention. Lots of airboaters on this coast ...
by digginfool
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Reduction options
Replies: 4
Views: 2397

Re: Reduction options

Swamp is correct. Blackwater's done quite a bit of experimentation. He tried 2.38, went to 2.68 then 2.55, which is where he stayed. Last time I saw him, he was still running 4 Superwides at 84 inches. Don't recall his max rpm but I think I remember it was around 5,200. His boat was 18 feet and woul...
by digginfool
Fri May 24, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: Building a 70k airboat

Good deal. Fished the SKA for 5 yrs. Yellowfin all the way. Fished a 34 YF & 36 invincible. No comparison even btw those 2. Wish I knew u were sorta in the market. Buddy just sold his 36 YF with trip 300. Sent from my [device_name] using Southern Airboat mobile app powered by Tapatalk I'm not looki...
by digginfool
Fri May 24, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: Building a 70k airboat

Diggin. Look at a yellowfin for that price. Way better ride. My .02 Sent from my [device_name] using Southern Airboat mobile app powered by Tapatalk Yeah, J, that's the direction I'm going. I've been looking at Contender, Jupiter, Regulator, Scout and Yellowfin for a while. That's why I know what t...
by digginfool
Tue May 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: Building a 70k airboat

Seen a kid the other day at a marina filling up his new quads on his new contender...HS graduation present! 300k boat I can assure you a new Contender with quad anything is going to be well north of $300K. I'm looking at 32 foot used Contenders (3 - 4 years old) with twin 350s and they're going for...
by digginfool
Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 6533

Re: Building a 70k airboat

Can someone show me the numbers on how anyone can spend 70k building an airboat. Specs can be a production welded poly open hull of 14ft - $7,000 LS motor of course since they are the new rage. - $15,000 Gearbox - $3,800 3 Blade Props - $3,000 Stainless Rigging - $2,500 Paint or Powder coat - $1,50...
by digginfool
Wed May 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS DD maiden voyage
Replies: 305
Views: 24631

Re: LS DD maiden voyage

Rumor has it there's a Benny with a DD WT 427 hitting the water soon. Supposedly made over 1,100 lbs of thrust on the test stand. JS

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by digginfool
Wed May 15, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Park at 2A Loxahatchee Road?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Park at 2A Loxahatchee Road?

And I'm out there every weekend. My camp is only 4 miles from the landing.

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