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Old 02-05-2018, 12:34 PM   #251
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Going today to order 2 more sheets to start mine now.

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Old 02-05-2018, 12:51 PM   #252
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That. Is. Awesome!
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:58 PM   #253
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:07 PM   #254
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Turned out awesome. Makes me miss the sounds of an airboat even more!
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:42 PM   #255
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:48 PM   #256
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I would be interested
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Old 02-05-2018, 01:50 PM   #257
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It's mean to tease people like that......

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Old 02-05-2018, 01:53 PM   #258
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Uh oh, motor fell off.

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Old 02-05-2018, 03:04 PM   #259
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:20 PM   #260
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that thing is awesome.

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Old 02-06-2018, 05:27 AM   #261
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Forgot to say...I would be interested in hearing what y'all would do. A 35hp 5x10 would be about perfect I think for running down around POC on good days/nights? 1 person, sometimes 2 on good calm days.
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Old 02-06-2018, 06:41 AM   #262
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We've got a 5x12 running around in our heads right now.

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Old 02-07-2018, 06:01 PM   #263
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Uh ohh now there is a hole in the boat.


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Old 02-07-2018, 06:48 PM   #264
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Time for some drain plug.



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Old 02-10-2018, 12:16 PM   #265
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Got the slick'em on the bottom.

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Old 02-10-2018, 02:31 PM   #266
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Gator glide?
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Old 02-10-2018, 02:48 PM   #267
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Quick Slick

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Old 02-10-2018, 03:18 PM   #268
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got any plans for the boat design?
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:17 PM   #269
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no plans ,built this out of my head
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:03 AM   #270
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Now that would be pretty sweet. Deck over? What would you use for power on the bigger boat?
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:55 AM   #271
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Now that would be pretty sweet. Deck over? What would you use for power on the bigger boat?
Have to get with our prop guy but it would probably take atleast a 35 hp

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Old 02-11-2018, 05:14 PM   #272
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We are going to be running some led lighting on these boats. Being as small as they are weight is an issue when considering a generator. I put together a little generator that ways 28 pounds. Putting out 14.8 volts and 35 amps.

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Old 02-11-2018, 05:54 PM   #273
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Be cool if you could just have that setup off your fan motor
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:11 PM   #274
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You can. Ultra Prop sells a pulley kit but don't always run the prop while hunting.

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Old 02-11-2018, 08:49 PM   #275
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Darrell,

I'd sell or trade a older 1000w Honda that would be a simple power plant. It's been setting up a couple of years but was totally re-wound by R&H before it was stored.
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Old 02-12-2018, 11:24 AM   #276
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We have a gen set on boat now.
I dislike 110 ac in a alum boat setting in the water you also have to have a pretty good battery charger to put back what this one will. We will loose about a hundred lbs in weight wwith this set up plus being able to not have to listen to gen set continualy.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:01 PM   #277
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Time to start Mini airboat 2.0. Just got the call my aluminum is here.

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Old 02-12-2018, 04:12 PM   #278
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Time to start

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Old 02-12-2018, 04:58 PM   #279
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Doesn't take long after you've done one.

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Old 02-12-2018, 05:30 PM   #280
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Coming right along.
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:37 PM   #281
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This is awesome!!
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:21 PM   #282
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Number 2 all tacked together.

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Old 02-15-2018, 11:54 AM   #283
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We are trying to get second hull finished out. Have a meeting with a Game Warden tomorrow for inspection, titling, and registration. If it's not a complete hull have to wait until middle of March for next inspection day.



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Old 02-15-2018, 08:14 PM   #284
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Two boats are ready to meet the Game Warden in morning.

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Old 02-16-2018, 07:02 AM   #285
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Is the hull on the right a deeper design?
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:09 PM   #286
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Is the hull on the right a deeper design?
I think its just the picture angle and the fact the bottom is painted on the left one.
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:51 PM   #287
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Id love to see the look on the GWs face when they rolled in with 2 hulls
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Old 02-16-2018, 12:57 PM   #288
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These are awesome! I would love to have the skills to fab one of these toys!
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Old 02-16-2018, 04:47 PM   #289
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Waiting for the results.
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Old 02-16-2018, 07:00 PM   #290
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I think its just the picture angle and the fact the bottom is painted on the left one.
Correct. They are pretty much identical.

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Old 02-16-2018, 07:02 PM   #291
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I guess we did ok in the Wardens eyes. Warden Kiel is a great guy. We stood outside and talked for probably half an hour after he finished. Both boats now have a HIN (hull identification number).


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Old 02-16-2018, 07:06 PM   #292
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Congrats! That is one heck of a build!
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:45 PM   #293
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I met two LEO today. Lol


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Old 02-16-2018, 09:49 PM   #294
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Hopefully the second you met was as nice as the GW.

Congratulations on the HIN.

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Old 02-16-2018, 11:07 PM   #295
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He was. Great guy, very courteous, personable and professional.

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Old 02-17-2018, 09:33 AM   #296
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He was. Great guy, very courteous, personable and professional.

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He just wanted to see the boats up close right?

We got stopped at like 2am on the way home from an elk hunt once. Copper says "y'all didn't do anything,just want to see your horns"

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Old 02-17-2018, 11:03 AM   #297
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He just wanted to see the boats up close right?

We got stopped at like 2am on the way home from an elk hunt once. Copper says "y'all didn't do anything,just want to see your horns"

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Pulled me over for the 7/15 tag on my trailer. Let me go with a warning.
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I guess we did ok in the Wardens eyes. Warden Kiel is a great guy. We stood outside and talked for probably half an hour after he finished. Both boats now have a HIN (hull identification number).
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:09 PM   #299
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Getting the first cage finished out.

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Awesome work and DIY thread!! Thank you for allowing us to follow along...
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