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by mojoe
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Higher Cruise Speed! Need Help From The Pros....
Replies: 30
Views: 2780

Re: Higher Cruise Speed! Need Help From The Pros....

60 mph is sure not a cruise for an airboat no matter how you look at it. I'm not saying it can't be done. I'm saying it isn't safe. Good luck in your adventure. X2 Anywhere shallow enough (in Florida) to lend itself to the operation of an airboat, it will have vegetation and/or turns that limit vis...
by mojoe
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: ISO Sensenich Q to try out
Replies: 111
Views: 14307

Re: ISO Sensenich Q to try out

1) ladyblackwater is 100% correct. A hull that will rock will ride dry better 2) I have never seen a prop change turn a boat that keeps getting stuck into a hill burner 3) As you said, less pitch gives you snap, but you are complaining about dry push. Deano is correct here that pitch = push... but y...
by mojoe
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gitsu 0520 Crankcase venting.
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Gitsu 0520 Crankcase venting.

The steel wool is a decent idea to keep mud dobbers out.
by mojoe
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Best Lights for Saltwater
Replies: 6
Views: 2859

Re: Best Lights for Saltwater

I don’t bow Fish, but I have gigged a lot of flounder and sheepshead. In my experience, water quality has everything to do with it. In the typical murky water we have around here, nothing beats submersible lights and slowing down. I also make my lights adjustable on the move. That way I can push the...
by mojoe
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0320 Oil Change
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: 0320 Oil Change

Route your vent tube below the motor, not above it if parked outside. Condensation and rain run down hill. Run it hard each time you run it, especially if you idle for a long time. Make a point to run her good for a while before putting her on the trailer. Running the motor creates minute amounts of...
by mojoe
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: North Korea
Replies: 17
Views: 4163

Re: North Korea

I am not a liberal, nor am I a conservative. I am a moderate. I do not lean toward extremists on either side. I use reason and logic, mixed with a healthy dose of perspective to base my political views. Every political candidate needs to earn my vote issue by issue, as I think too much to fit neatly...
by mojoe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: slick bottom vs polly
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Re: slick bottom vs polly

In my opinion, if you run the St. John’s, especially at night or as the water is rising or dropping (lol) you need poly. I know the river well, and every now and again I hit something HARD! I like riding day time, and even more at night, and I like going where I want to go regardless of the water le...
by mojoe
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Bendix magneto internal timming
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Bendix magneto internal timming

Slidin Gator wrote:The manuals are muddy at best on this, but the CW and CCW marks refer to the direction of rotation of the distributor, not the engine. I put the attached together just to explain it to myself the next time I need it!
Very nice, thanks for putting that together and posting it.
by mojoe
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-540 Oil Pressure Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: O-540 Oil Pressure Adjustment

Nicely done. They say if you can’t explain something simply, you don’t understand it well enough. You got this one licked!
by mojoe
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

When will she be ready to ride?
by mojoe
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

diamondback0320 wrote:all my other boats had mags
I figured you did.

What I mean is that it will be impossible to know how much better your new 10:1 motor feels with the Pacemaker vs that same motor built the same way with mags.

A complete overhaul and 10:1 pistons is gonna feel real good with mags or a Pacemaker.
by mojoe
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

Good call, especially when building a motor that doesn’t already have mags.

Only problem there: Without ever running the motor on mags, you won’t have anything to compare it to.
by mojoe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Sanshandaobojue's airboat building 2017
Replies: 90
Views: 9490

Re: Sanshandaobojue's airboat building 2017

Stop using hydrodynamic theory to calculate aerodynamic thrust. Doesn’t work!

Just a recommendation: Put something made by Lycoming on the back and have some fun. Then once you have actually felt what you are trying to improve, your chances of success will increase dramatically.
by mojoe
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Love The New Ads!
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Love The New Ads!

If I recall correctly, there was somebody that complained a while back about all the “male enhancement” ads that SA had... until they told him it was because of what he was searching :shock:

Silence :lol:
by mojoe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Love The New Ads!
Replies: 5
Views: 681

Re: Love The New Ads!

Funny add... even funnier: The adds that pop up are populated differently for each person depending on your browser history. Something to do with cookies?

I can only hope you and your wife share a computer. If not..... :shock:
by mojoe
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Going out without another boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3654

Re: Going out without another boat

Hill: Close enough! The connection on the starter. I cleaned and greased all the connections a couple weeks ago. When something goes wrong, I have had way more success finding the problem than I should admit by checking the last bolt I turned! :? I know Ladyblackwater is having tons o fun with his C...
by mojoe
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Going out without another boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3654

Re: Going out without another boat

Common sense and a set of tools!!
by mojoe
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Going out without another boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3654

Re: Going out without another boat

If there is only one thing you bring when you ride alone, that thing needs to be COMMON SENSE!! If you have ever been told that you have more book smarts than street smart or even remotely question your ability to trouble shoot and create solutions to problems, never ride alone! Case and point: I ro...
by mojoe
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Going out without another boat
Replies: 14
Views: 3654

Re: Going out without another boat

It is clearly safest to ride with a buddy in the boat and another boat or 2.... I don’t often. I’m not saying it is a great idea, but you’re not the only one. There is something about sunrise, sunset and solitude that bring me happiness. I am that way. I fish alone often, I hunt alone often, and I a...
by mojoe
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

You will hear some dramatic improvements in top end and fuel economy from some people. I believe most of those people had malfunctioning mags when they put the Pacemaker on. WOT a mag is set correctly. It’s everywhere else that it is not and the mid-pedal performance is what you should expect to FEE...
by mojoe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

I second diggin's question, did the bad alternator play into the module failure? I’m sure it didn’t help, but i don’t think that that was the main problem. Only started it 4 or 5 times before fixing the alternator. I think the main problem was bad connections. It has been slow rolling over when sta...
by mojoe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

Ya'll just laid out the pro's. What about the cons? I read some previous threads, but did not see any discussion of serviceability. I'm a reliability guy, I've always said I'd rather be stuck than broke down (without options). I've always liked the fact that one can replace an entire HEI ignition s...
by mojoe
Thu May 31, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat
Replies: 18
Views: 2066

Re: Pace Maker Electronic Ignition a/c boat

If my engine is making more power burning less fuel and running cooler, it's running way more efficient!!! Witch means my engine is going to last me a lot longer! I would recommend this to anyone with an a/c motor!!! X2 Been running mine for a year and a half. Still love it!! Now I can’t compare th...
by mojoe
Tue May 15, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Best hull size for a 520
Replies: 16
Views: 1712

Re: Best hull size for a 520

spoke with Chay hamant on the phone what are yalls opinions on the extra t bars that they can weld in the hull? I believe that the least mentioned and one of the most important factors in how well a boat will run the hill is rigidity. Not to mention the wear and tear hull flex puts on a rigging. Yo...
by mojoe
Thu May 10, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Tach ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1235

Re: Tach ?

Chicken Man wrote:If it's mechanical any of the airboat makers will have them. They run from 60 to 100 dollars for the gage, 15 or so for the cable

More like $15/foot!! :shock: not per cable :roll:

Replacing them independently of each other is no problem.

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