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Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Vixter » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:23 am

Check out this awesome documentary about a legendary airboat engineer from south Florida. It's based on a true story about the life of Bob Stossel, Airboat Engineer- Florida Pioneer. Enjoy!

Make sure you click on HD button to watch it in High Definition... it really makes a difference in the viewing quality.


- Vicki Gordon Dameron



https://vimeo.com/111697453
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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby rick » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:05 am

Only a few minutes into it, but am very impressed Vicki. I've got a 12 year old grandson who loves airboating history and wants to build them someday...he's gonna get a kick out of this.

Glad to see Mr. Froelich in there too. He had the first Stossel I ever seen in person.

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby JohnnyBravo » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:41 am

:florida: great video! !

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby tdarr » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:11 pm

It was a true honor to know him. We were board members on the Airboat and Halftrack club in Palm Beach County and had board meetings at my house. He would come early and give me pointers on my airboat and buggy that I was building at the time. Had a few meetings at his shop also.

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby stroked470 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Loved the trailer to it, will be buying it tonight and watching it. Cant wait

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Vixter » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:01 pm

Thanks for all the nice comments! It was an awesome experience working with people I grew up with in WPB, FL. Good times with the Good timers.

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby highlife57 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:34 am

Awesome Video!!!!!! Thanks for sharing. :D

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby stroked470 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:33 am

Purchased the video last night and all I can say is wow.....television worthy documentary, extremely well done.

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Scarecrow » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:49 am

Mr. Stossel was one of my teachers in sheet metal school and also a good friend, rode with him quite a bit in the Lake Park Marsh. Bob was a man that I respected as much as I did my own Dad. Good to see Mike and Boyd keeping the family tradition going strong. :thumbleft: :rebel:

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby woodwagon » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:55 am

My grandfather passed earlier this year at the age of 83. He lived in south fl. Was friends with mr. Stossel and mr froelich. I wish he was still alive so he could watch this video.
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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby RDH0540 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:00 am

Excellent video! Nice to watch a great Florida airboat documentary. Well done!!!!! :florida: :old_glory:
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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby RJ » Wed Dec 10, 2014 3:24 pm

An "INCREDIBLE VIDEO" honoring a Great Man and a Genius. It was a honor and a pleasure viewing such an important history of a great man, family and friends. What a TREASURE of a man!!!!!! AS you know, Mike you and your family are very very fortunate to have such a legacy. Thanks.

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Vixter » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:45 pm

Thanks again for all of the awesome comments from everyone.
All of the people featured in the Bob Stossel video are very interesting folks, many of whom were good friends with Bob such as Edwin Froehlich, Butch Lowe, Ted Joanen, Mike Savage, Red West, Timmy Campbell, as well as many of the Danison family members. Add all the Stossel family interviews/comments, Spencer Rauenzahn's archival images and two years of shooting current High Def airboat footage and you have a cool, historical and true representation of a legendary man who loved to build airboats.

Again, a heartfelt thanks to all who have watched and all who have posted comments!

- Vicki Gordon Dameron
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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Vixter » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:16 pm

Just wanted to say thanks to all the airboaters out there who have watched the Bob Stossel - Florida Pioneer - Airboat Engineer documentary.

The stats from Vimeo, the online video-on-demand site, tell me that the Southern Airboat site sent the most viewers to the video... even beat out Facebook. That's what I'm talkin' about folks!

Again, thank you all. You truly are one big family.

~Vicki Gordon Dameron

Here's a link to the Bob Stossel Video

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/23081

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Sniper » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:14 pm

When I was a kid I used to ride my bicycle down to his shop, my father’s Lumber yard was just down the street from Bob's shop, I loved to watch him build those boats he was a true artist with metal all my friends told me that they were the best Airboats on the planet and owning one was like owning a Rolls Royce they were handcrafted perfection
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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Afflicted » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:29 pm

Watched it lastnight, I enjoyed it

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Stossel Boats » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:55 pm

I would like to thank Vixter for the idea and seeing it through, she did a great job. I would also like to thank everyone that participated in the video, and thank you to all the airboaters that have commented about the video.
We are Keeping the family tradition going . If you have not seen the video check it out on vimeo see Vixters post check vimeo link
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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Vixter » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:43 pm

Shout out to Mike Stossel for the reply... and to all the law enforcement airboaters who have watched the video and sent great emails and messages. It's awesome to know that there is a connection, nationwide, and that there are still old timers who build their own boats. Thanks for taking the time to watch and enjoy the video and to fondly remember the legend, Bob Stossel.

~Vixter

PS Thanks also for your airboat stories.

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby Vixter » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:37 pm

Check out the June/July 2015 issue of Marsh Rider featuring story about Bob Stossel Airboat Pioneer. Then check out the video! Father's Day is coming up and if you are looking for a great gift that features lots of airboats and airboat history, surprise your dad... turn him on to the Bob Stossel Documentary online at http://vimeo.com/ondemand/23081. And if you want to make it easy, just Google Bob Stossel on Vimeo. Forget the socks, shirts and cards... Give dad something he will treasure!

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Re: Bob Stossel Documentary Link To Vimeo Video

Postby DuckNutt » Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:04 am

When did Bob pass?


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