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by Slidin Gator
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: What is this?

Just about any mechanical or electrical with temp sending unit oil temperature gauge you can find will work. The easiest/cheapest is a mechanical unit. They are called "Capillary" temperature gauges and they come pre-assembled with a sensor that screws into the port, a length of hose and the gauge, ...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stossel Palm Beach Hull Riveted Rake Cap Replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 1845

Stossel Palm Beach Hull Riveted Rake Cap Replacement

We had to replace the rake caps on the Ghost after one season. Normally on a Stossel hull the rake caps are 0.06" stainless. The rake cap is a piece of flat formed into an angle shape, but at about 120 degrees vs. 90. This picture shows 1/2 of the completed project. https://southernairboat.com/wp/wp...
by Slidin Gator
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515

Your welcome Rick, glad it helps. I gotta comment though that it looks like the 2-12 packs you and your buddy went through this weekend sent you too deep into the weeds. I mean hell, you don't even have rigging, grass rake, rudders or an engine stand started and your worried about a $28 oil filter? ...
by Slidin Gator
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: "I Hate It When This Happens"
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: "I Hate It When This Happens"

Anybody know if Stossel is still fabricating hulls? Duck, unfortunately no, Bob Sr. and Boyd have both passed, the remaining Stossels are out of the boat building business. There are a few Palm Beach hull builders out there, they are all busy so you gotta get in line. Welded hulls are much quicker,...
by Slidin Gator
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 25
Views: 3029

Re: Prayers Needed

Good news!
by Slidin Gator
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515
Replies: 10
Views: 1393

Re: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515

Yes sir, still running fine, both boats and filters out tonight. Might even find a few frogs if this wind will lay down, they are just starting to croak.
by Slidin Gator
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 59
Views: 5593

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Generally speaking, it's about a year of weekend nights less Christmas and Thanksgiving, just so the missus can't complain. You have to make up the weekends during the week when hunting season is on. So 50 12 packs minimum I'd guess. And don't forget about the drunks you gotta call over to help, tha...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Building a A/C Powered Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Building a A/C Powered Boat

LBM008 wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:49 pm
Thanks for the info, that’s exactly what I was looking for.
Welcome to SouthernAirboat LBM, you won't find a better use for a run out 520/540. Are you new to airboats? Where are you at / looking to slide?
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Building a A/C Powered Boat
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Building a A/C Powered Boat

Most folks have no idea what cylinder temps are as most don't run CHT's, depending on oil temp only. Putting CHTs on my boats has been eye opening for sure. The link below covers resolving the issue on a carburated 540. Cylinder #4 (STBD middle) is consistently the hottest. After tweaking multiple t...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull jacks in a welded Stossel
Replies: 7
Views: 977

Re: Hull jacks in a welded Stossel

Kid, That sucks, the truth hurts but here goes. I don't think you have a true AEI hull, Airboat Engineering built riveted hulls from 0.100" thick aviation 7075-T6 (which can't be welded). They also built smaller ultralight hulls from thinner 7075-T6 (0.080" I think). Hopefully your hull is at least ...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 6.2 ls engine options
Replies: 16
Views: 2189

Re: 6.2 ls engine options

...very reliable if built well. Gee, not gonna disagree with this statement, but I'm pretty sure your Water Thunder is a budget buster here. what is the best ls option to build or buy with a budget of about 10k max turn key ready to rock ecu wiring and all said and done. As Swamp references, Water ...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum hull refit
Replies: 14
Views: 1733

Re: Aluminum hull refit

All of the Palm Beach Style Boat builders I know using all riveted design use Steel Flex. And also use 3M Elastokote under all of the runners during assembly. SuprchgedPalmBeach I sent you a PM. Kwan, Playing final jeopardy here, 3M 826 Nitrile Scotchweld would be the answer, if your question is "W...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Best prop for my 0-360 AV
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: Best prop for my 0-360 AV

I do not have experience with the carbon max, but I do with the Whisper Tip, which is the previous version. As best I can tell the CM changes involve improved finish, but let WW give you the full sales pitch. I own both a 2 blade Whisper Tip at 72" and a 74" NGQ with the winglets cut off netting 72"...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: Top Speed

75 mph 13' Big O with a DD 408 Windsor with a tail wind on I-75!!! :lol: 17' circle H 600hp stroked LS3 2.55ox 82" JX 3 blade battleship hull 45mph..... i get scared after that :) I'm with these dudes, 2 MPH on ground looking for deer crossings, 30 MPH on ground if my dogs are pushing game and I am...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 25
Views: 3029

Re: Prayers Needed

Very sorry to hear this. Get well soon and back to Slidin GMAC.
by Slidin Gator
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint pain paint???!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3425

Re: Paint pain paint???!!

Bamas,

Glad it worked out for you. Did the finish come out like you wanted? Too bad you didn't have this weeks weather for the perfect painting conditions. :banghead:
by Slidin Gator
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 6.2 ls engine options
Replies: 16
Views: 2189

Re: 6.2 ls engine options

CarMotorBarge wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:45 am
Just put any A/C motor on it. You will be fine.
Even aviation folks figured out some time ago that it takes a few AV engines to fly a barge.

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by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Suggestions on "temporary" oil for 220GPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 947

Re: Suggestions on "temporary" oil for 220GPU?

I’d use 50 weight whatever for your purposes. It would be hard to do more damage.

You are gonna have to get the oil temp up to boil out the water. Try covering part of the cooler and get the oil to 200 F for a while.

I’d suggest dropping the pan to clean it out after you get her dried up.
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 45
Views: 3519

Re: Need 500 piston

Ya best use good fuel and add some race fuel for insurance if your running 8.5 to 1 or higher in the heat with any real timing. Swamp, I will vouch for Radtech on this one, we both loaded up on 100 Octane AV gas before the last Mack's ride. He bought it to mix with 93 pump gas, I bought in bulk. On...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint pain paint???!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3425

Re: Paint pain paint???!!

On the cups the 4:1:10%:1 basically forget the extra 10% reduced and fill to next line for the last part correct? I don't quite understand the question?? You do want to thin the 4:1 mix out a bit for spraying, 10% seems about right. They always sell me brushing thinner for spray application, but it...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 59
Views: 5593

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

rick wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:39 pm
Could be an av 360, but that hull's just right for a 470, 520, or 540 too imo. I had a hull from the same mold with cad 500 in the mid 90's...only sunk it once :D
Don't let me hold you back, unless you are going Caddy again :stirpot:
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Best prop for my 0-360 AV
Replies: 18
Views: 2292

Re: Best prop for my 0-360 AV

My main issue is prop length is limited to 66” due to boat and cage width restrictions. I’m looking at the whirlwind carbon max in 66”. I’m looking for the best push I can get, not so concerned with deep water running as much as dry ground and sticky spots. The 3 blade Carbon Max (CM) at 66" sounds...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 59
Views: 5593

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

rick wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:56 pm
I know one thing...I ain't selling it and I ain't putting that old gpu back on it lol. Guess I'll be in the market for an aircraft engine & rigging before long.

Rick
Sooo... Pretty much an angle valve 360 in your future???? :scratch:
by Slidin Gator
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint pain paint???!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3425

Re: Paint pain paint???!!

I would not let Ospho sit overnight, but I did give it a good 2 hours on my SST wire to get some kind of etch. On the rigging I just used vinegar, rubbed down with a scotch brite pad. Ospho is stronger and can work, you just have to watch it on the good galvanizing and it eats up your hands. Just ch...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 2046

Re: Carb ls

It could (and would) be said by many people that an old GM QuadraJet was the best DD carb ever made. Properly sized and tuned, I don't know where this wouldn't be the case. Deano, you know I'm a Rochester fan and the QJet would certainly be my choice for a big block DD. But in this case I would be ...

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