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Post up your favorite Old Time Airboat Photos...
Here is one of mine.
I think it is probably the best Airboating photo I ever saw.

It is from the Stossel Family.

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thats an old picture there cowboy, That would be Bob Stossel Sr. at John Prince Park, It was an Airboat and Halftrack club of Palm Beach county BBQ, He is riding maybe the first 4'-6" bottom by 11'-6" long hull of his own design, with a 65 HP continental,I remeber it as if it where yesterday.


Bob Stossel Sr. after serving in the Air Force, designed the first single airfoil rudder for an airboat, still used today, it actually makes high pressure on one side while making low pressure on the other. it increases side to side push to move the boat on dry ground and thick vegitation, It takes little movement to get a boat to take off, that is if it can go in the first place.

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Here's another I just noticed today.

I think it's a killer photo.
from John Edwards Gallery:
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airboat 1969

My dad and Noris Low

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I know this one used to be on SA, but couldn't find it. Can't imagine all those big Lochloosa bass in them lilly pads in 1949.

Carlton Glisson fishing from his swamp boat - Lochloosa, Florida

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Cowboy when I read the title I thought of Mr stossel doing the ski ramp jump. Hopefully ill see Boyd this weekend and ask about it! I love that picture.
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My wife's Grandfather, Lawrence Posey in 1957.
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Awesome picture Keith.
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That's bad to the bone Keith...and not just the airboat. The house, the porch, the truck...that's a great picture!

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Wonder who else noticed that boat is foot steer ! Jam up photo ! Them old flat head fords are like gold now days.
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I kinda liked the old washing machine on the front porch.
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Sig Walker airboats


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Willie Haggard owns one of them.
Cool to see a bit of history still alive and well.
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muffled500hp wrote:I kinda liked the old washing machine on the front porch.
That and the washtub sittin on the chair. When I was a kid, those washtubs held all the game & fish after every trip.

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You guys are too amazing. I lost most of my pictures in a fire but that 63 chevy II with a vapor lock problem in the first pic and the 48 F1 brings back some tearful memories.
Thank You

The wash tub can gth! My older brother pinched my fingers to the first knuckle in one of those.

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Those are some badass pictures. Thanks for showing them.

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cowboy wrote:Here's another I just noticed today.

I think it's a killer photo.
from John Edwards Gallery:
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airboat 1969

My dad and Noris Low
:old_glory: How funny what a small world. :thumbleft: My dad built that boat and then sold it to Noris Low. They are old time friends and use to airboat back in the days of using airboats what they where really mint for Hunting Deer.

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Dglover wrote:
cowboy wrote:Here's another I just noticed today.

I think it's a killer photo.
from John Edwards Gallery:
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airboat 1969

My dad and Noris Low
:old_glory: How funny what a small world. :thumbleft: My dad built that boat and then sold it to Noris Low. They are old time friends and use to airboat back in the days of using airboats what they where really mint for Hunting Deer.

that would be a fun ride in the seat up on top of the cage!

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highlife57 wrote:Those are some badass pictures. Thanks for showing them.
My dad bought that boat from Noris and put his 200(0360) lycoming on there. My dad said it was the fastest boat he ever owned :cheers:
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Dglover wrote:
cowboy wrote:Here's another I just noticed today.

I think it's a killer photo.
from John Edwards Gallery:
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airboat 1969

My dad and Noris Low
:old_glory: How funny what a small world. :thumbleft: My dad built that boat and then sold it to Noris Low. They are old time friends and use to airboat back in the days of using airboats what they where really mint for Hunting Deer.
My dad bought that boat from Noris and put his 200(0360) lycoming on there. My dad said it was the fastest boat he ever owned :cheers:
Just an Orange Engine, Nothing Fancy . Proud to be an American

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muffled500hp wrote:Image

My wife's Grandfather, Lawrence Posey in 1957.

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:old_glory: In that picture it had on it a Franklin 0420 helicopter engine. With the exhaust coming out on top. Your dad still have it?

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DANNY PHILLIPS TESTIN' THE SHOCKS ON HIS OLD BOAT. I THINK HE SAID THIS WAS 1966. PHILLIPS HULL BEFORE HE WIDENED IT. NOTICE THE FRONT AND REAR DRIVER. SORRY I DONT KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE PIC BIGGER.
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muffled500hp wrote:Image

My wife's Grandfather, Lawrence Posey in 1957.
Cool picture :thumbleft: its amazing how far airboats have come...
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I always liked this old Panther ad from a 1975 airboating magazine too.

Paul Dixon provided us with that old magazine and we have it uploaded here if you want a good read: http://www.southernairboat.com/pdf/5-74-magazine.pdf (4.5 meg.)

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...and here's a picture of Paul Dixon's first airboat...

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I agree, Rick. That lady in that Panther ad is a heartbreaker too. Everything about that ad is 1st Class.

I wonder if Paul took Ms. Carol for her first airboat ride in that boat .... ? :)
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Brothers photo of our Mom in the boat
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Nice!! I see some fishin' poles beside her too .... :wink: .
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