New airboater

Bowfisher
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New airboater

Postby Bowfisher » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:56 pm

I see its pretty quiet in the LA section of this sight so I thought I would see who is still around. I resently purchased a used 18'x8' Dimondback. She has a 454 and is rigged for bowfishing. Not a speed demon but she seems to do what I want. I primarily play on the coast shooting reds but I realy need to take the boat for a day or two and realy learn what its limits are. I do know I need to pitch the prop lower but i havent taken a day to do it yet. I would be interested in going to play and run around with someone for a day if anyone is interested. I live in Baton Rouge and usually fish in the Hopedale / Reggio area but I was thinking the Henderson area in the spillway would be fun to just go ride. So, any locals interested? Any suggestions on good places to go play? Thanks in advance!

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Re: New airboater

Postby KC5AKB » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:33 am

Hi welcome to the fun.
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Re: New airboater

Postby labluewater » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:18 pm

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Re: New airboater

Postby Bowfisher » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:31 pm

Thanks! Funny YOU should respond. From reading one of your old post, I'm 99.9 percent sure I have your old boat!!! I would love to pick your brain on a few minor problems with her. If you have a few min to burn some time...

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New airboater

Postby bbboswell » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:44 pm

Welcome!

Why do you feel you need to re-pitch?

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Re: New airboater

Postby Bowfisher » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:10 pm

Well, at WOT the engine is ony turning 4100 RPM. The engine should redline at 5000. I talked to the prop manufactur and they sugest I lower the pitch to get the RPMs up. I am thinking 4800 is my target. They said with my reduction I'm just barely reaching the max thrust speed for the prop. Probly said that wrong... They also said 5/8" could change max RPM by 1000 depending on horsepower of the engine.

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Re: New airboater

Postby KC5AKB » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:57 pm

Is this it ? you might also look for a Rev limiter in the Dist.
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Re: New airboater

Postby KC5AKB » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:14 pm

Brazos River
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Re: New airboater

Postby Bowfisher » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:58 pm

Yep! Thats her. Just a little shinier in your pics.... But that can be fixed.

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Re: New airboater

Postby KC5AKB » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:29 pm

Man a Acid Wash Does Wonders for it . Liltimetx would not let me not keep it dirty he would grab it and the next thing you know it was clean and the bugs were washed off the blades even with Dish washig soap and a bucket of water.
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Re: New airboater

Postby jopete » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:23 pm

looks like a fun boat!!! watchout for the stumps in henderson!! lol
you could put down a little further south and ride lake fausse point, less stumps.

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Re: New airboater

Postby Bowfisher » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:11 pm

I have had a few people mention riding down there. I have never been but Ill have to try it out. We went down to Grand Isle over the weekend to do a little bowfishing but did a good bit of riding in the marsh during the day also.
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Re: New airboater

Postby KC5AKB » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:52 am

Looking Good
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Re: New airboater

Postby koolcajun » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:14 pm

Hey bowfisher, good looking boat. I just joined the group myself. Looking like not to many folks are in the group. I took one ride and had to have one of these. I am building a 16'x7' older style boat with an airplane motor here in Laplace. I plan on being done in the next few weeks weather permitting. I am hoping to hook up with anyone who wants to answer a bunch of questions and once I get the boat in the water let me tag along.

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Re: New airboater

Postby br,lc,LA » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:44 pm

I am still around... just having electronics troubles! Ill be up and going sometime soon.
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