Great videos. Made me very nostalgic. Bought my first airboat in 1998, ex-tour boat pig with a 500 caddy dd. But oh the fun we had with it. Couldn't even begin to imagine running dry but actually ran very sweet and could haul a dozen or more like-minded peeps with ease. For the first two or so years we had it, if we weren't on vacation or traveling, we went literally every day. When it was cold my wife wore snow ski clothes.
Have had four more since then; and a lot of fun (and trouble too) but that great big pig was the best.