Another build thread - From the ground up.

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by papajack » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:55 pm

Getting close to delivery, like the attention to detail. I'm sure the owner will be happy with this build for years to come. Save me a slot soon for some rigging and cage fabrication.

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Tue May 03, 2016 11:54 am

Will do PPJ!
Here's a few more pics of the progress:

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Tue May 03, 2016 12:00 pm

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Thu May 12, 2016 4:40 pm

Well...she's done! Here's a few final pics. TNT went real good. The only thing we have left is to add a couple small pieces of hydroturf.
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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by fhp6 » Thu May 12, 2016 8:05 pm

Very Nice!!
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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Fri May 13, 2016 3:06 pm

fhp6 wrote:Very Nice!!
Thank you Mike.

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by hirise » Fri May 13, 2016 7:36 pm

she's a looker, great job
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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by ranger1424 » Mon May 16, 2016 9:27 am

Picked my boat up Saturday
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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by SteveReid » Mon May 16, 2016 10:40 am

ranger1424 wrote:Picked my boat up Saturday from Circle H Airboats just across Fl. state line in Alabama, Kenny and his dad James, gave me a price and a time frame on this build, came in under budget and under build time, hard to find folks in todays business world who will exceed your expectations, put it in at Cedar Key for trial run and it performs excellent. They have a small super well equipped shop, the reason they can only fit one boat in their fab shop is b/c of all the lathe/mills etc. Everything from fuel tank to console was Circle H fabricated, Thanks Kenny and James for my retirement airboat.
When are you coming down to give it a real airboat test? Congratulations Sir!!

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by ranger1424 » Mon May 16, 2016 11:23 am

Hey Steve, hang on little longer, about to get settled in will be down an visit an test real soon, looking forward to it.

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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by Caddellwelding » Tue May 17, 2016 12:59 am

Sweet boat!


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Re: Another build thread - From the ground up.

Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Tue May 17, 2016 1:08 pm

Sorry....I'm late to the party :? :shock: I have a lot of irons in the fire. Picking up the next hull on Monday so I've been busy with all that and getting the shop ready to start over.
Sweet boat!
Thanks buddy. That's a sweet little rig you're working on too. I've got a Rotax setup and have a small boat on my list.
she's a looker, great job
Thank you Rick. I'm sure you will see it running around down your way somewhere.
Picked my boat up Saturday from Circle H Airboats just across Fl. state line in Alabama, Kenny and his dad James, gave me a price and a time frame on this build, came in under budget and under build time, hard to find folks in todays business world who will exceed your expectations, put it in at Cedar Key for trial run and it performs excellent. They have a small super well equipped shop, the reason they can only fit one boat in their fab shop is b/c of all the lathe/mills etc. Everything from fuel tank to console was Circle H fabricated, Thanks Kenny and James for my retirement airboat.
Thank you for the kind words sir! It was bitter sweet to see her leaving our driveway on Saturday. I sure would have loved to keep her but I'm ready to start the next one - next week. I know you will enjoy it. Thank you for trusting us to build your boat. It was a pleasure working with you and my honor.

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