new hull and who to use

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new hull and who to use

Postby Aeon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:57 pm

so the hull on the old hurricane is getting a bit tired. I live on the wrong coast out here in California so getting a hull is not as simple as it for most of you guys. Going to reuse all the mechanical parts on my current boat. my motor, reduction and prop are good to be transplanted in a new home.

The boat is pretty much just a hunting boat!

I have reached out to alumitech for a price. Are there any other hull builders that sell just the hull, stand, cage and seating so i can finish the rest the way i want to? who would you guys recommend. Texas would cut a big chunk of the haul but i am open to anyplace.

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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby Deano » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Given where you are, the first logical choice to consider would be American Airboats in Orange, Texas.
Faron comes very highly recommended by many folks both here and elsewhere. It may or may not pan
out as the best option, but it is certainly is the first one I would exhaust while researching my options.

I copied this from a very old post, but would expect the number to be the same.

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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby GMAC 76 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:57 pm

there are several builders in Nebraska and Kansas also ...that's getting a little closer to ya

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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby Aeon » Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:14 pm

I called Dyna Marine no one answered, it was semi late ill try tomorrow.
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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby BenBad » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:15 pm

Here is one of the builders in Nebraska. He will build it out to just about any point you would like. Do not leave a message for him just try back till he answers.......
http://www.nirbuiltairboats.com/index.html


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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby br,lc,LA » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:54 pm

You want to stay glass or go Aluminum?
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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby Aeon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:14 am

Aluminum, I'm not saying glass didn't work here for a long time but aluminum with poly is the direction i want to go
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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby Patrick » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:55 am

Hi Bill We talked a year or so ago. I am in Temecula and shipped out a Panther from Florida. Ron Kelly is in El Centro and had his built at American in Texas. There are also guys building in Utah, I think around Salt Lake City. They have an association I think "Utah Airboat" or like that. Good Luck . Pat Hardy

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Re: new hull and who to use

Postby br,lc,LA » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:04 am

Yes the Utah Airboat Association would be a good group to talk with. Totally forget about those guys on the Salt. They have a Facebook page and here is their website http://www.utairboat.com/
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