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50 YEARS

Postby GMAC 76 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:17 pm

50 years ago tomorrow I bought my first airboat....$350 for a 12'x6' wood/fiblrglass hull...65hp continential with a 60" Kirkland wood prop, steering wheel with a single 2'x4' plywood rudder, hand throttle...well I was hooked and I have never not owned an airboat to this day but my goodness what changes there have been wow!!!

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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby Coastslider » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:39 pm

Awesome!!

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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby Sarahj » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:37 am

Any pictures?? It sounds like quite the boat. Did it have a cage?
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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby Scarecrow » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:54 am

Gosh Greg , I thought you told me you were only 45 yrs. old, the numbers don't add up.

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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby Deano » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:05 am

AAAhhhhhhhhh . . . . . . . January 08, 1967 . . . . . . . I remember it well . . . . . . . NOT !

Damn man, I don't how you guys can do that. I have to stop and figure out what I had for breakfast day before yesterday.

I can generally figure out what year something BIG happened, but there ain't
any months or days unless it was December 11th which is the day my Son was born.
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but it is not the path to knowledge; it has no place in the endeavor of science."
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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby GMAC 76 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:32 pm

yea scarecrow I thought I was only 45 too then was going thru some old pics and found one of the boat hooked up to my 60 chev pickup with 1/8/67 written on the back and I did the math...your right it didn't add up......deano I did remember its was the first winter after I graduated from hs but must admit the picture gave me the exact date I brought her home.....and sarahj It did have a cage of sorts was like 3/4 cage went up about 3' over the engine and then was flat so the top 1/4 of the prop stuck up thru the top of the cage...4 stubby exhaust stacks making more noise than a stock car

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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby Olf Art » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:27 am

Good for you, brother! Could a man get some driving lessons? :)
If not, maybe we could just sit around a campfire and you could tell me some stories? I'd love that too!!

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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby GMAC 76 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:05 am

olf art...don't think im the one to give anyone driving lessons.....however bs and stories around the fire....now that's a whole other matter ......

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Re: 50 YEARS

Postby Arnaudd » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:38 am

Hello. How is your construction? Drink thickness at the bottom(in fact) and side? How many coats(layers) of fiber? Thank you I tried to build identical if you have photos?


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