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Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Postby southern safaris » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:48 pm

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I asked him to do something nice for my personal boat ,,,, something a little special..... Love it brother! A true work of art :occasion5:
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Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Postby RDH0540 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:58 pm

That looks very sweet!
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Postby southern safaris » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:49 pm

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Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:19 pm

That is really a work of art!

Great looking prop

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Postby Deano » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:33 pm

That is really sweet !! :thumbleft:

It may not be the biggest . . .
but that is far and away the best lookin' woodie I've ever seen. :D
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Postby southern safaris » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:26 pm

Deano wrote:That is really sweet !! :thumbleft:

It may not be the biggest . . .
but that is far and away the best lookin' woodie I've ever seen. :D


First time ive ever heard that! :shock: :lol:


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Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Postby Deano » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:08 pm

southern safaris wrote: First time ive ever heard that! :shock: :lol:

I've never heard that either . . . .

but it is the first time I've ever written it. :lol:
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Postby Olf Art » Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:59 am

Looks real good! Wood is 'old school' but nothin' looks better. Keep it waxed and park it parallel with the ground and it'll last you for years. :thumbleft:
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Postby southern safaris » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:58 am

I put carbons on just about all the boats i build for people cause thats what they ask for but i guess i am a little ol skool i just love a wood prop on my own boats , even ran a woodie on my '47 stinson (miss that ol plane) think i prefered it to the metal mccauley at times ...... Since you mentioned wax just a ? But i always used zymol ... Anything better out there?
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Postby Olf Art » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:20 am

southern safaris wrote:I put carbons on just about all the boats i build for people cause thats what they ask for but i guess i am a little ol skool i just love a wood prop on my own boats , even ran a woodie on my '47 stinson (miss that ol plane) think i prefered it to the metal mccauley at times ...... Since you mentioned wax just a ? But i always used zymol ... Anything better out there?

I'm sure there's something better out there today ...... when I started flying nearly 60 yrs. ago we used to rub them down with fine pumice to smooth the finish and then wax them with the old Simonize carnauba paste wax (the one in the yellow tin) at least a couple times a year. Wood is a wonderful product to work with. I've always wanted to build a mahogany airboat with a vintage aircraft engine, a custom wood prop, and thin-wall brass tubing riggin'. :glasses7:
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Postby southern safaris » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:50 am

Now that would be a sexy boat right there
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Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Postby Olf Art » Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:46 pm

southern safaris wrote:Now that would be a sexy boat right there

I've always thought so ..... almost a fantasy of what a post WWI airboat might have looked like, but with benefit of enough modern design technology to make it a smooth running vessel. I've done a little wooden boat building, and wood isn't only an incredibly strong material, but beautiful at the same time. Just my thoughts.
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Postby southern safaris » Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:39 pm

There is something about fine woodworking that i wish i could do but some of us just arnt lucky to have that talent
But , I Love the look of an old clinker built (lapstrake) hull, sailboats and such .... And how could you not love the old chris craft mahogany runabouts, simply beautiful! Not sure who it was but a few years back i remember a fella building a wooden sled on here not sure if i remember seeing it finished but i was always curious if it turned out
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Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Postby Olf Art » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:36 am

southern safaris wrote:There is something about fine woodworking that i wish i could do but some of us just arnt lucky to have that talent
But , I Love the look of an old clinker built (lapstrake) hull, sailboats and such .... And how could you not love the old chris craft mahogany runabouts, simply beautiful! Not sure who it was but a few years back i remember a fella building a wooden sled on here not sure if i remember seeing it finished but i was always curious if it turned out

We have an Antique Boat Festival here in central Florida every March, at Lake Dora, and it's been called 'a celebration of mahogany'. They're all here ..... Chris Craft, Gar Wood, Lyman. Acres of them, from all over the Country. I think you'd enjoy it.
A lot of folks discount wood as a boat building material because it does require some regular maintenance (sanding, varnish, etc.) but properly built a wooden hull is lighter than both fiberglass and welded aluminum, and there's no question they can be made beautiful in a timeless sort of way.

Would they be strong? Remember Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose airplane? Maybe still one of the largest aircraft ever built, and totally made of wood. Obviously if a man built a mahogany airboat it would be for the classic beauty of it and not a boat you'd try to run dry with, but I've always thought one would be way cool to own just because it would be so unique, and so damn pretty. :wink:
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