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Don1028 04-18-2011 08:24 PM

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This is the start of my second airboat.My first boat was a flat bottom boat built from blue styrofoam and coated with fiberglass cloth and epoxy resin.The boat ran great but I was looking for something more stable in the turns so a larger boat is being built.This boat is being constructed of 1/8" birch plwood with a stepped bottom and a dropped rear deck area with both width and length being greater than the first boat.The first picture is of the original boat with the rest being the new boat

Don1028 04-18-2011 08:25 PM

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asmithnc 04-19-2011 05:16 AM

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Nice work Don..... Go GATORS

*delete M i k e u p delete* 04-19-2011 06:24 AM

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The red air boat dimensions, if you don't mind. That is a beautiful boat!!! The only thing i spot is transom heavy. The RED would be a good canidate for electric outrunner like a Balsa 2810-9 motor as a puller. I have several homemade airboats on electric power as gas on ponds here are outlawed ( noise ). The RED is smooth looking and sharp looking. Mine aren't lookers but are functionable and i have FUN!!!

Don1028 04-20-2011 05:10 PM

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The dimensions of the red boat are approximately 41"x23" with the bottom being 17" wide.The new boat is approximately 44"x 25" with the bottom being 21" wide.

ptr34 04-20-2011 05:26 PM

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looking good hope to see u may 14 and 15 at meet

Don1028 07-28-2011 07:15 PM

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Here are some more pictures of the boat hull.Final paint and assembly will begin this weekend.Looking forward to test running the new boat in the next week or two.Thanks to everyone on this forum for the different ideas and designs in each threadThe general looks of the boat came from pictures on Cajun Gators web site with the cage and engine stand coming from Mudmasher Airboats.

dadkins 07-29-2011 07:01 AM

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Looking good Don, What are you doing for a paint scheme - I imagine the white is primer?

Don1028 07-29-2011 08:21 AM

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Thanks for looking.The last two pictures are of the boat in primer.The boat is gong to be yellow and white.The bottom of the boat and cage will be yellow with the top being a combination of white and yellow.

Don1028 10-23-2011 03:19 PM

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Here are some pictures of the finished boat

Don1028 10-23-2011 03:22 PM

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More pictures

*delete M i k e u p delete* 10-23-2011 05:24 PM

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Shame on if you put it in the water. W O W ! I wish i could build like that. Mine are basic airboats but are functional.

Got RPM 10-23-2011 06:58 PM

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A truly beautiful build! Have you run it yet?







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RS 38-40 10-24-2011 01:47 PM

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Very nice build .I like what you did with the rudder hook up . I hadn't seen it done that way before .


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