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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3753

Re: Poly for a better price.

We used stainless countersink type machine screws with a Phillips head then on the other side put a stainless washer and stainless poly lock nut. Purchased the hardware from Diamondback along with a countersink took to allow the head of the screw to be recessed on the poly. Works great NO REGRET 6 y...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13646

Re: 350 DD boat

Looking good Duck!!!!!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Boat Build

The answer is yes with the right ratio and prop it will allow you to run some dry. Not mile long stretches of green sticky dry but a stretch here and there and a mild grade. The problem you may incur will be a poor tune or defective sensor that will allow detonation. That will be a fast catastrophic...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S

Pain we run 4 blades the S (81.5) have the pitch marks and they are pitched at a 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 then with the new JX (82) they are the narrow shank design and are set by degrees. I can't recall the exact degree setting we settled on in the testing as we bounced around but I think it was in the 25-28...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S

The Whirlwind like more rpm and tend to push more on the top. Had a buddy do a direct swap. The S blades pushed very well down low and up the power curve. We recently tried a new carbon fiber JX race set up and it was a great prop. It needed a bit more rpm over the S blades but when it came in range...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Broken stringer. Repair or replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Broken stringer. Repair or replace?

The consensus is patching stringers is the wrong way to proceed. I think anyone on here with experience will tell you to remove the old stringers, grind shit down and glass in new stringers. Gary offered up something to think on and WhiteBear spelled out how to proceed. If you can't do it your self ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.

The 500 Cadillac makes around 550 pounds of torque at crank. Very usable power and with proper size carb can be efficient. If you find one grab it.

SlidingGator may be better person to ask about your mathematical hypothesis.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.

Over the years I recall a few motorcycle engine builds. They were with smaller displacement engines so the Suzuki Busa power should be more than adequate on a mini. Reach out through the search function and discuss your plan with guys who have built cycle engine boats. I'm sure they can offer great ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ballistic gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: ballistic gearbox

He has a it listed as a 1.8 to 1 ratio in classified and it appears to be the lightened version.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Prop suggestions

A wider blade should help you such as the Sensenich JW or JX, as would changing your gear ratio to a 2.3 or 2.5 in the process to leverage more power. Going to a wider blade will take away the zippy feel and give more push for a large boat. I would give Darrin a call and see if he has recently propp...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Georgia Airboating News & Events
Topic: Georgia Airboat Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1084

Re: Georgia Airboat Insurance

When you send in your pictures to the underwriters if you don't have a cage to prevent someone from contact with hot pipes and moving belts they will usually drop you. Some slip through, but most wont. You will bind coverage, pay the payment, email pics and then get a cancellation notice with reason...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 407
Views: 34936

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Are we looking at a stud Cobia?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 149
Views: 17620

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Yea my bad Chuck I thought he was trying to get it off its nose.

It rides nose down with a passanger and hops when he rides solo ?

If he puts a hull jack in the rear its only going to make his problem when loaded worse. This may be the time when a trim tab is the best remedy
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 149
Views: 17620

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

i would say keep the engine level and consider a slight shift of weight rearward. That said your nose heavy condition with a passanger may just be a limitation of your boats size.

Enjoy the new boat and ride safe
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 149
Views: 17620

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Looking at the video with your friend in the boat tells me it is a weight and balance matter. Smaller boats can only carry so much weight and it is doubtful you can tune that out. With engine prop angle we will use stainless fender washers and slowly add them testing the change it creates. All in al...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This is what happens when you become an Old Fart...
Replies: 14
Views: 1748

Re: This is what happens when you become an Old Fart...

Memories that both you and Tristan will never forget!

May as well start building another boat now...lol
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13646

Re: 350 DD boat

Real good to see your progress, wont be long and you can ride!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TURNS LEFT NOT RIGHT
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: TURNS LEFT NOT RIGHT

Are you talking about a loss of turning ability in a low to medium power application while the hull is not on plane and when exposed to a wind. If so it's fairly common to see the boat respond strong in one direction and weak in another based on prop rotation. When your trying to power out to the we...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

KWAN maybe you could pick up a good car motor boat and come sit by the campfire! This weeks cookie is the SMORE ! You get SMORE time to enjoy airboating when you have a running boat! Get with Rick maybe and see if he can change your screen name. CarMotorJeff is available last time I checked. ps: Luv...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advice for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 149
Views: 17620

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Cool video, make sure your buddy takes the shells out if your gonna spin that rascal...lol
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Crow just disappeared off the radar.

He has not logged in since May of 2018

Hey Kwan is your boat done yet ? :stirpot:
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

So years back our lost buddy "CROW" was balls deep into oil research. He had a company blending him custom oil for every vehicle in his inventory from race cars to the airboat. He passed along that one of the functions of traditional Lucas Oil Stabilizer is that it serves as an "oil tactifier." As s...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 407
Views: 34936

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Really coming along nice FISHSTICK ! The ECU question got me thinking, would the hardware to attaches it to the automobile not provide a grounding location for the module? While the old GM 4 pin HEI is 44 plus years old, ironically we find module failures are very commonly associated with persons fa...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

The Redline Heavy Shockproof is some serious gear lubricant.

It is a synthetic that provides a film strength like a 75w250 so it cushions the gear surfaces.

Look into it, it is a creamy red. https://www.redlineoil.com/heavy-shockproof
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Another 500 DD
Replies: 16
Views: 2517

Re: Another 500 DD

Groves where you at with your big DD boat project ?

You making progress ?

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