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Deepsea Diver

Yes I went from a 2 to 1 belt drive to a 2.68 gear drive and the ultrawide Q series prop and my boat is a 14 X 7 1/2 Diamondback and it cut my cruse RPM in half along with my fuel consuption.

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I HAVE OWNED 7 DIFFERENT AIRBOATS OVER A 40 YEAR SPAN, 5 AIRCRAFT AND THE LAST 2 WERE CARMOTORS. THE LAST ONE I GOT NEW FROM HAMANT IN AUGUST. IT IS A 14 BY 8 WITH WATERTHUNDER POWER. WHAT A NICE BOAT WITH PLENTY OF POWER. IT WILL DO EVERYTHING THAT HAMANT AND THUNDER SAID IT WOULD DO, AND VERY PLEASANT PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH.

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Hey wood I have been trying to contact you! I love it when I never hear back from someone that means everything is fine. Glad to here your happy with her. I'm sure it's a completely different boat then your last one. I will PM you with some info.
THE PROOF IS IN THE PROP!

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Sniper, What HP. motor did you go with, 450 or 550?

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RJ,

It's good to see you back. How are you?

jim

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Post by Ron Miller »

This is interesting reading as your airboating is so totally different than ours. But that video was very impressing...
And thank you for the kind words. I am honored.
Ron Miller
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Jim, doing well, thanks. How about yourself? Yea, I haven't posted in quite a while, but I've been keeping up with the Waterthunder projects, and the muffler compliances. You guys in Fla. have done a great job brainstorming, fabricating, testing, and modifying your boats to make them better for the enviroment and better performers. I congratulate all those who helped make airboating better and safer.
Cowboy, thanks again for putting me in touch with Sean. He is a great guy, and a very talented fabricator. I took my boat to him to have some work done and he did a fantastic job. I picked my boat up from him a couple of months before Katrina, and starting preparing it for painting and needless to say I haven't completed the project, yet. Things seem to take alot longer to get done after her visit. (Thanks, to all the airboaters who took part in the Katrina effort, you guys are Great, Great AMERICANS !!!!)
Marshmaster Pat, Sean says he is settled in his new location, closer to TX, and ready to build boats after his relocation. It would be hard to find anyone better.
Thanks to Rick and all contributors for the best airboat site ever.

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I'm fine RJ, but I was worried about you since you did not post for a long time and the hurricane and all.

Now we need to get Marshmaster Pat back in here.

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Post by rick »

Thanks RJ....it's great to hear from you...especially considering everything you all have went through up there.

Tell marshmaster we all said hi if you see him....that guy has a pretty high seniority level around here IMO.

Thanks again,
Rick

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Welcome Back RJ.
Glad Sean is doing well. Tell him hey for me.
How bout a picture of your boat man?

Rick / Jim,
Ditto on that Marshmaster comment.
He is sure one cool cat! No doubt about it.

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The last boat I pulled in was a continental with more parts and oil in the bilge than in the stand

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How much did you pay for it Croc?
I did'nt know you were shopping for a A/C rig! Hee-hee 8)


You know it's just a joke man!

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I still laugh every time I think about Mashmaster tellin that story about 'black toppin' hogs ..... :lol:
The mental picture that gives ya is hilarious.

I wish I could take driving lessons from the guy.

olf

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Thanks for the smile cowboy I needed it
Yep I was thinkin about upgradin
to one of them 100LL rigs

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Post by cowboy »

Hey, No problem Croc.
We all need a laugh every now and then. Seems like lately I need them more often than ever.

Your a cool dude as far as I'm concerned, and I don't care what type of motor you run. The boat don't make the man is how I look at it.

Hope to meet up with ya in the marsh some day.

Keep on truck'in man.

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1962 LYCOMING !!!

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THE ONLY THING I HAVE DONE IS PUT NEW JUGS ON IT!!! IT WAS A PERSONAL PREFERENCE, AN UP GRADE!!

NOT VERY MANY CAR MOTOR PEOPLE CAN SAY THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE CHANGED WAS THERE HEADS.BEFORE THEY DO THAT MOST CAR MOTOR PEOPLE PUT THERE BOAT UP FOR SALE!!! ESPECIALLY A 1962 CHEV.

OK , CAR MOTOR OIL IS CHEAPER AND FUEL IS CHEAPER THAN AV.
BUT CAN YOU FIND A CAR MOTOR THAT IS 44 YEARS OLD AND IS STILL ON AN AIRBOAT TODAY ON A LAKE OR GRASS?????

NO!!!!
It's a dog eat, dog world!!!

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I still see flat head fords that are around 75 years old running but I wouldn't want one. It's preferance and I prefer not too pull on my boat in black mud.
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Mine is 36 years old and was in one car and two airboats ! If it runs love it !
(Disclaimer )! Which means ! Dont try to sue me for your own stupidity !
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