who would you let build your sled???????

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I have had enough....going sled not deck over but sled. Who would you guys recommend???, and just as important who NOT to use but pm me those I don't want this to turn in to a fight.Give me as much info as possable! I"m doing this ONCE.

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Scorpian airboats 8)

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I have an older 10'6x7 thurman sled but man does it slide and is a blast in the grass
but for hunting I like my tayler 10x6'8 it handles and smokes the sleds on any type of obstacle course especially running in cypress or tight trails. JMO both have 0360's lycomings the thurman a narrow deck fresh engine my tayler a wide deck with many years and hours on it.

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There are a lot of guys in this area up here that love Al David's boats. Check out Performance Airboats, they are sweeet. Scorpion boats are real nice too though.
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I have owned a Thurman, Wardaddy, and Don Davis all were great boats, but none of them compare to my performance airboat. It is all around the best boat I have owned and would never buy another boat unless in was from Al. Simply could not ask for anything better.
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scorpion airboats
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Scorpian airboats!!!!
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hmgm123 wrote:Scorpian airboats 8)

What he said, Lee & Judy will do you right :D
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War daddy or Scorpion.

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Southern Enterprises, hands down the best work I have ever seen.
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Stars & Bars...I'm in the same boat too! Really wanting a small sled bad, But all I have as far as power, is an 0-290/125hp, so I'm looking for some thing like an 10'x7 or 9'x6'8 using it for riding, gigging and slipping in on some duck spots, defiantly not hauling a bunch of s$$t around. I did call them at Scorpion and they were very nice over the phone, asked about an 11' footer and he said he could take some off of the 12'x7'3"s front! I love the little mini that Chuckitt at Airboat Pros built, what did he have on it a 70hp Briggs, Id love to put my 0-290 on the bi$ch. Anyway, I'm really surprised that these guy's that are building these beautiful sleds don't have better web sites?? Wardaddy's seem a little high even though he's using good aluminum and most of his hulls look good, but they are about $2000 out of my price range!! Performance Air-boats anybody have any info?? I guess it will come down to doing it the Old-fashion way One-Ringy..dingy, :argue: Two-Ringy..dingy (This Dam Internet is spoiling me!!)

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i would let wardaddy build you one!!!but al builds a very nice boat and so does southern................wardaddy airboats..954-914-6435
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Al David , Performance Airboats: 407- 349-1209. You will not find better craftmenship.

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My opinion on who would I let build me a sled would either be Thurman,Davis or Taylor
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Bubba wrote:Southern Enterprises, hands down the best work I have ever seen.
Best of show at the broward airboat show just about every year, he uses benny webb for his sleds
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Test ride a Al David's boat with Performance Airboats :wink: check one out if I was thinking sled Al is the man.
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i got a taylor love it but my next will be an alan david performance airboats hull...top notch workmenship :wink:

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I own a performance airboat built by Al david,I will never own anything else.They do just what the name says ,THEY PERFORME,dont just take alot of peoples word for it though,test drive one,then decide.Ill be in okeechobee sept 11,and lake cypress on aug 27.try one out.Al stands behind his work and takes care of you after the sale.I could not be happier.give him a call.
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don't forget the sage hulls if u can convince Grant to build another one...Al's boats are BREWSTER proof as well!
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THANKS GUYS!!!
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71GRASSHOPPER wrote:Stars & Bars...I'm in the same boat too! Really wanting a small sled bad, But all I have as far as power, is an 0-290/125hp, so I'm looking for some thing like an 10'x7 or 9'x6'8 using it for riding, gigging and slipping in on some duck spots, defiantly not hauling a bunch of s$$t around. I did call them at Scorpion and they were very nice over the phone, asked about an 11' footer and he said he could take some off of the 12'x7'3"s front! I love the little mini that Chuckitt at Airboat Pros built, what did he have on it a 70hp Briggs, Id love to put my 0-290 on the bi$ch. Anyway, I'm really surprised that these guy's that are building these beautiful sleds don't have better web sites?? Wardaddy's seem a little high even though he's using good aluminum and most of his hulls look good, but they are about $2000 out of my price range!! Performance Air-boats anybody have any info?? I guess it will come down to doing it the Old-fashion way One-Ringy..dingy, :argue: Two-Ringy..dingy (This Dam Internet is spoiling me!!)
IF YOU ARE WANTING TO BUILD A SLED YOU MIGHT AS WELL THROW CHEAP OUT THE WINDOW.AL DAVID,WARDADDY,DON DAVIS THEY ALL ARE ABOUT THE SAME PRICE.SCORPIOINS ARE CHEAPER BEACAUSE OF THE MATERIAL THEY USE.NOT SAYING THAT IS A BAD THING.BUT IF I WAS BUILDING A SLED I WOULD WANT IT BUILT OUT OF 7071 AND 7075 ALUMINUM NOT 6061.

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what is the differance in 7071 to 6061?
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7071 IS HARDER AND YOU CAN ONLY RIVET IT NOT WELD IT.6061 IS WELDABLE AND NOT AS HARD.

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I got a 12 x 7 Scorpion that Lee and Judy built for me. .125 bottom/sides and .063 deck. They'll build it like you want. Great boat.
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