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by FISHSTICKER
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Both my original alternator and the reman from the parts store tested good at the alternator shop. So I disconnected the alternator wire in the harness and unplugged the signal Wire and just ran a 6 gauge wire from the alternator to the starter lug. Alternator works. 13.6 volts. Next step is motor s...
by FISHSTICKER
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

That’s interesting. I’m going to talk to the alternator guy today and see if that applies to my alternator. Thanks for the video.
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Ok, spoke to some alternator shops. Found one that says he can replaced the voltage regulator with a self exciting one. Going see him tomorrow. I’ll report back.
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

All we can do is line shaft due to the conditions. Poor vis, sometimes 200’ to 500’ or thousands of feet of water depth out of the mouth of the river. You have to be willing to fight everything you shoot. This Cobia was hell bent on killing my boy Dwayne. When I got to them they were both wrapped in...
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

This is what happens when you take your buddy to your favorite fishing hole :(
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by FISHSTICKER
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New bottom paint thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1891

Re: New bottom paint thread

I say get it to stick to UHMW and you can retire. A thin hard slick coat on your Polly would be a hit.

Of course thermal expansion difference may kill it even if you solved the adhesion issue.
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New bottom paint thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1891

Re: New bottom paint thread

I say get it to stick to UHMW and you can retire. A thin hard slick coat on your Polly would be a hit.
by FISHSTICKER
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

He was a monster 9 or 11 pounds I can’t remember. Tig machine will be back tomorrow. Prop will be here in a few weeks. Placed my order with Diamondback. My plan is to build the engine stand to get the motor in the boat so I can test it Under load Problems I still have. Alternator will not charge. Co...
by FISHSTICKER
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

New tradition. FISHSTICKER FRIDAY.
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No trick photo. Monster lobster picked off a rig in West Delta block.
by FISHSTICKER
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Pricing seems to be fairly consistent between them when you look at the totals for what I need. I think I'm going to go with Diamondback due to recommendations on their rudders.

Thanks.
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Making my list of parts I need to order.... rudders with accessories, seats, steering cable and the misc parts that go with all this stuff. Considering the cost for shipping I'm thinking it would be best to order everything from one vendor like Classic Airboats. I have never dealt with them do they ...
by FISHSTICKER
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Had a conversation with Andrew at Water Walker about a prop today. We decided on a 76” Maximus 3 blade. Should get it in a few weeks. I’m going to run it 11” deep in the hull.
by FISHSTICKER
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Weighed the boat. Dead on 500# with poly.
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Subtract #9 for shackles and other rigging.
by FISHSTICKER
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alachua county Airboat ordinance
Replies: 51
Views: 5969

Re: Alachua county Airboat ordinance

smokster if you have a paypal set up PM me. I'd like to send you some support. If you don't then PM me an address and I'll snail mail you a check.

I went thru something similar to keep public access to a waterway here and I know how it is financing it on your own . Thanks for what you did.
by FISHSTICKER
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Took some measurements on my two boats. Dragonfly....100hp, 73" narrow 3 blade I think making about 550 lb of thrust. 82" wide at the bottom and about 13' long Prop is about 3" inside the hull. Thrust center line is 46" above the bottom of the boat, You can not position weight to make it porpoise, f...
by FISHSTICKER
Sat Dec 28, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

So I can run my prop as deep as 14" down in the boat. Would any of you consider actually doing that? I see in the post above someone was running 12" in the boat. Since thrust center line being close to the bottom of the boat is important should I run a shorter 4 blade?
by FISHSTICKER
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

That makes sense. To test you guys I went cranked the airboat :D . Certainly much less thrust in the last 1/4 of blade length. So with a 76" wide blade maximus prop how much would you put below the transom? A 10 oz pony or a 16 oz tall boy? I'll call Andrew and talk to him to get his input. Thanks f...
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

I don’t disagree at all with what you are saying about best practice but i would think you would loose a lot of thrust. I always assumed the low side deck overs were probably an effort to get rid of the negative effects of having the prop in the boat.

Thanks for the input.
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

And Merry Christmas again! I want to set my engine as high as possible to reduce thrust loss... ie tip of prop at the top of the transom. Any "rule of thumb" as to a maximum distance between bottom of boat to centerline of prop? Boat length and width and amount of thrust produced would play a big pa...
by FISHSTICKER
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Got the sensor pad put on. Had to order a bottom tap to get enough threads for the sensor retainer bolt. Should have it by Friday and I can test run it again.
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by FISHSTICKER
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
by FISHSTICKER
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High school airboat build III
Replies: 39
Views: 2375

Re: High school airboat build III

Is that the weight of last years hull?
by FISHSTICKER
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Good weekend at the camp with some good people.
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by FISHSTICKER
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Thanks for the compliment. That's what I was going for. Hopefully this will be of use for a while. If you need any details i did not include just ask. Got most of the poly put on my boat this evening and got the pad welded on the intercooler pipe for the TMAP. Headed to the camp tomorrow so no other...
by FISHSTICKER
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 487
Views: 38833

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Saltwater Crawfish
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That’s soft coral growing on the well pipe bracing on a rig in the gulf

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