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Axe handle rudder stick is way too cool !

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Olf Art wrote: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 .... ? :)
Good question Ken, I bet if Carol sees this thread, she'll pop in & answer that one for us :)

cowboy did a good thing startin this thread. The airboating industry has grown a bunch and it's heritage needs to come right along with it IMO. With all the airboat events these days, too bad we don't have a old timers conventions held somewhere.

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cflacowboy001 wrote:Brothers photo of our Mom in the boat
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That's an old Aircat ain't it?

Here's another old magazine that has a big article about Gordon Reynolds: http://www.southernairboat.com/pdf/5-74-magazine.pdf

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Good one, thanks...

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No poly and two steering sticks. Very cool photo. That hull's got the lines of a Kennedy.
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AWESOME PHOTO'S GUY'S! :salute:
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rick wrote:
Olf Art wrote: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 .... ? :)
Good question Ken, I bet if Carol sees this thread, she'll pop in & answer that one for us :)

cowboy did a good thing startin this thread. The airboating industry has grown a bunch and it's heritage needs to come right along with it IMO. With all the airboat events these days, too bad we don't have a old timers conventions held somewhere.


Ken and Rick......didn't get a ride on that one was not around at the time!!! But I have been on all the rest including the race boats....SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY WRINKLES haha never been so fast, but he didn't scare me!! Never has for that matter he is the best when it comes to Operating an Airboat ....wouldn't brag would I haha. As for the old timers convention he would probably be the oldest one there....don't tell him I said that!!! Carol

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Olf Art wrote:No poly and two steering sticks. Very cool photo. That hull's got the lines of a Kennedy.
That's a phillips hull olf. Kennedy has the lines of it. Lol

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Thanks, Hammerhead ..... I shoulda thought Phillips. Very cool photo.
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http://www.southernairboat.com/photopos ... 4/cat/1188

I cant get this picture posted in the thread, but it's Danny Phillips on one of his hulls/boats.
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Here's a few of my grandfathers. Enjoy
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1950 or 1951 Caught a mess of gators standing with the hides in front of the old house!
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rick wrote: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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At the bottom of the ad is a lady leaning against a boat that Dad used to race. I believe it's the same lady and Dad said her name was Michelle. She was Hoppy Smith's girlfriend at the time and ended up marrying Jim Hunt. The boat was sold to RV Fripp and the reason the cat is on the ground is because they couldn't get it on the boat! The cat was actually a jet black leopard and when it was in the sunlight, you could see the spots. It belonged to the police chief in Cocoa. Dad said it got aggravated one time and in the blink of an eye, it was 8' up an oak tree, standing on a limb. I have these two magazines in my chest back home but I think I have some different ones if it's something you feel like uploading.

This is one of my older photos and it's a picture of Dad's first boat which was David Gore's first hull. It had a half cage and a 65 continental with a gravity fed fuel tank. Dad bought it from his friend, Larry Lamb and they used it to help make a living on KCOL. He said there was only a handful of people with airboats on Kissimmee at the time and very few gators...
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Great photos :old_glory:

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That first picture is badass I have a new hero way cool

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More awesome photo's guys.....
Thanks for posting them up! :thumbup:

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Here's a couple more of my very best favorites....
These are from Keebo's gallery, and he states with he photo's description that they were published in the Saturday Evening Post in 1952
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This is one killer photo here
Dewitt Upthegrove...
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^^ Those are great shots
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That one right there, of Dewitt. That one says it all for me. Look at that cable steering on that stick. Look at that light.
Miles from anywhere on an old wooden boat, gatherin' up them frogs. Yessir.
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This old image shows the boat that, IMO, is one of, if not the, best handling fiberglass boat ever made. Certainly the best frogger. Its a real piece of history.
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Dad with a nice turtle (late 60's).

Airboat was a 12' Grasshopper w/180 Lycoming that Paul Dixon set him up with. Airboat ownership was a partnership deal & owned by my Dad & Uncle Boxcar (pictured below). My brother & I actually contributed a couple of U.S. Savings Bonds, so I reckon we owned part of it too :). Paul might remember better than me, but I think the price tag was around $4,000 brand new.

Tucker, sometimes we'd put in on Tiger Lake back then. I think it was a camp called Camp Pennington. You're right...not many boats back then.

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rick wrote:
Good one, thanks...

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I had this same boat with a strate six on it
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Dylan6959 wrote:Here's a few of my grandfathers. Enjoy
I like that blue boat!
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Hi all. My favourite Photo is actually a movie that I saw down here in Australia about 1959. Plot. Murder witness hidden in Everglades but Baddies find out so there is an Airboat chase. First time I had seen an Airboat. I remember the guns were Tommy Guns with the round magazines. God I loved that Movie. Got Airboat affected. Never been the same since. Don't remember the name though! Any clues ???. Any copies out there??? Aussie Allan.

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