Video of my First boat! DD ford 289.

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Video of my First boat! DD ford 289.

Post by Edub » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:11 pm

Thought I’d share a video since I finally got her running right. Engine is out of a 66 mustang that was redone by ford in the 80s. Turning a 70x40 stick prop at 2700 rpm. I imagine a 2 blade composite prop would make a world of difference. I also think I need to space out the rudders a bit. It’s a little hard to turn the way it’s setup now.

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Post by kwanjangnihm » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:02 am

Edub I embedded your video :salute:

how far apart are your rudders now and how close are they to your prop?
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Post by flcracker9 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:01 am

Awesome, perfect 1st airboat (I'm a little partial to Fords, great to see something a little different). Looks like it goes pretty good. That setup is about as cheap to operate as they come, pull up to any pump, fill her up, check the oil, and go have fun! Would be a great little frogging boat also.
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Re: Video of my First boat! DD ford 289.

Post by hdsadey » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:49 am

That's awesome! Nice to see more BLUE out on the water! They hold up great despite the fabled location of the thrust bearing lol
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Re: Video of my First boat! DD ford 289.

Post by Edub » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:43 pm

kwanjangnihm wrote:Edub I embedded your video :salute:

how far apart are your rudders now and how close are they to your prop?
Rudders are 20 inches apart and about 5 inches off the face of the hub.

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Post by kwanjangnihm » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:52 pm

Smuggler wrote: This formula seems to work pretty good as well.. Length of prop divided by 2 minus 10 = rudder spacing. Not saying it's the gospel but it works for me.. Here is a couple old rudder spacing threads..

viewtopic.php?f=85&t=39009&hilit=rudder+spacing#p378279
viewtopic.php?f=85&t=35625&hilit=+rudder+spacing
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Post by Keeth1123 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:43 pm

Nice. Love the sound of a wood prop.
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