Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

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Fryertuck
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Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

Post by Fryertuck » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:44 pm

Hey y’all.

Came into an airboat, it’s old school, 455 Buick.

Needs a prop. Father in law called Sensenich back awhile and they suggested 68/46.

Open for suggestions from those in “the know”

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Re: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

Post by kwanjangnihm » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:13 am

Fryertuck welcome to SA!

Tell us a bit more about the boat: hull, length, purpose, etc. Upload a photo.

Slide safe! :salute:
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Post by HASBEEN » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:56 am

Welcome to S A :salute:

Several years ago I was in the exact same place with my first Airboat and a lot of folks on this site helped me out with information and advice.

I hope you feel same way after your journey....Welcome to the Addiction :banghead:

After seeing your post I went back and read over a couple of old threads about my boat...Man I sure miss it.

If you are practicing "Social Distancing" , or quarantined , and feel like a "bunch" of reading , here a couple of old threads.

I got laughed at, complimented, poked it in eye, scolded, and appreciated ALL of it.

https://www.southernairboat.com/phpBB3/ ... &start=150

viewtopic.php?f=85&t=59326&hilit=455&start=100



Good Luck

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Re: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

Post by Slidin Gator » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:07 pm

Fryer,

I had a 74 Buick Regal, but it was just a 350. I probably wanted the 455 but don't remember much from those days :drunken:

Internet says 4.31-inch bore and 3.90-inch stroke, 510 ft-lbs at 2,800, which puts in in the category of Caddy's and mild 6 cylinder aviation. Assuming she is direct drive, you are looking at a 68-74" prop depending on the hull, weight loaded, speed vs. dry ground and any plans to pour money and time into the engine for more.

As Kwan says, upload some pics and info on the boat and advise where you ride, your planned load (folks, fat or skinny) etc.
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Re: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

Post by Fryertuck » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:35 am

Hey, things have been crazy.

Don’t have pics ATM.

Gotta dig this thing out. Settling on an H2 prop, 68 I believe.

It’s a fiberglass hull, definitely old school, but covered and safe for the last 10 years. Looks very solid.
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Re: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

Post by Prototype » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm

Fryertuck wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:35 am
Hey, things have been crazy.

Don’t have pics ATM.

Gotta dig this thing out. Settling on an H2 prop, 68 I believe.

It’s a fiberglass hull, definitely old school, but covered and safe for the last 10 years. Looks very solid.
S
Scotty or white bear is your source for Olds 455 on here. From Brazed emt to props and hulls!

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