What is your "ideal" motor?

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What is your "ideal" motor?

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I'm curious to see what your ideal motor is for your rig. Please list what size of boat you have and what motor (HP, torque, CI, ect ect) you think would work best for your situation. Thanks guys


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One that will stay running for a couple of weekends in a row.

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there's only one a 0540, 260HP, straight valve,
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a fresh 0-540-a 290hp :twisted:
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Stock SBC 400, 260 HP, 78 inch R 2 blade prop, 14 ft Bullfrog hull w/full poly, runs dry with 5 adults with no problems.
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SBC/BBC :)
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On that runs on water and makes 800 hp! LoL

540ci BBC making 700 hp.

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lycoming gso540 upstack with higher compressions pistons airflow fuel injection water methanol injection on the bottle and an unlimited gas card at the airport on a 13,6 x 8 jb 4 blade stump puller 76
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200 HP 0-360 ON A 12 FT GILLEO

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One I wish for?

430cid all aluminum LS motor on a 16.5' Alumitech. 2.55 stinger gear and a 4 blade 82" Maximus prop.
This rig ought to fight catfish pretty fair.

I run a 500 horse small block on a 18' Silverdollar. She runs descent. :)
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while where wishing for ideal motors ...lol

mine would be a continental Injected turbo gear 550 on a 13'6" palm beach hull with air ride and a big single rudder with a beaver tail
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4 cylinder on a 10 ft thurman 8)

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I HAVE A 220 SLIGHT MODS ON A 13 FT LAZER NOT EXACT IDEAL BOAT ITS WHAT I CAN AFFORD :D
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on a 14/16 foot boat, FI 418ci stroker from Waterthunder.(I have a 418ci stroker carb Water thunder on the way :twisted: :bounce: )

On a 11/12 foot boat, io360 or a pe90 converson motor with 520 cylinders :twisted:

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I got a 35 hp briggs that runs 32 mph and gets 7 to 9 miles per gallon .. frog all night on 3 to 4 gallons of regular gas but it does like 93 a little better. I got a volkswagon 2275 cc stroker that runs 52 mph and gets 6 mpg on a 300lb stephull. I loved the V8 boats I had and I will have more of them but for just gittin it done a sfar as froggin and fishin and not pissin folks of with the noise ... the briggs is the way to go and the vw is right there with it ... and nope I aint kiddin. I have found out that all my dry ground runnin did was bust stuff up and makes folks mad about the sound. I am gonna team up with mr. dyson about that bladeless fan he made and see if that can be made bigger to power an airboat .. yep ole plumcrazy came up with that one ... and if it will work ... there is no prop so there is no airboat ban that applies to it ... read the laws ... always mentions props ... LOL hey it may just work ya never know till ya try it.
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FI 418ci LS3 on a 13.5x7.9 Preditor Wide track with light weight DOM riggin for a fast ride boat. Same engine with 14x7.9 Hamant Hull and Blue superslide poly for a hunt boat. For all out race boat a Carbon Chuck Hawk would be the only way.

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My wish list would be a 12-13'x7' Hammant with a punched out chevy zz572 bb with a 78-80" R blade.

Or an 11'x7' Davis or Taylor hull with an angle valve 0360 with a 5 blade warp drive.
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one that starts and runs every time and always gets me back to the boat ramp under its own power
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My 0-540 does pretty well on a 13' aluminum deepside deckedover. HP unknown!!!!!!!
I do all my own stunts!!!!!!

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12ft 7 inch lou hawathorne with a 434 small block. Miles of smiles who cares whos the fastest goes were ever you point it as fast as you care to ride. . If I was fishin I would follow countys plan. small and quiet is hard to beat.
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0-520 turbo with reduction

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For the now, my reality is a:
500 DD Caddy, 2 blade 74" Q pushin a turd of a 16' glass hull... but she makes momma happy and gets me to were the fish are biting, so i AINT'a complainin' none

For my future (when in the Gulf)
15'2" Marty Bray/Rivermaster, 383 w/aluminum heads and a box w/3 R's ... So far I only got the hull and the seats, ha ha

For my future (when in the Glades)
12' full deck sled, Thurman style and a one of a kind 0-520 Gitsu conversion, with ALL the bells and whistles ... So far I only got the motor....

Since my money tree out back is about picked clean I might just sell the Caddy and stick the 520 on the glass hull and see how she rides! Where theres a will theres a way
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Like my 500 Caddy, mild cam, Accel HEI dist, 72x44 woody.
The original AIRBOATFEVER 500 caddy, 14' Gilleo, Sensenich 72x44 woody,

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So far so good! 22 ft Red River 572 Chevy BB Counter-Rotater..Dont worry about weight,,High sides usually goes anywhere..but have had worried moment or two!

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i dont have my boat yet. But will this week. 500 direct drive cadillac 74" 2 blade q series 15 ft airgator hull.
its all i need for my river fishing/cruising
15x7 1974 airgator,500 cadillac dd,74" q series sensenich prop, 1/2" uhmw poly.
18x8 2001 panther, 502 chevy, 2 to 1 century,3 blade 78" stump puller, 1/2" poly

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