New Airboat by Hammant..Just thought I'd share pictures.

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New Airboat by Hammant..Just thought I'd share pictures.

Post by FishHead » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:04 pm

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Post by MYDIXIEWRECKED » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:20 pm

Nice looking boat! If your going with the ls motor that is show I know you'll love it. I have owned all kind of aircraft engines from 0235 lycomings ,pe 90 ground powers, 200 angle valves all the way up to the 0540. "My opinion" no aircraft engine I have owned, holds a candle to my 550 hp Water Thunder engine. I pulled the 0540 and replaced it with said engine. Black and white doesn't even come close to the comparison.
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Post by Waterthunder » Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:57 pm

Great Dixie I'm glad to hear your happy with your new motor! Hey Jeff that Hammant hull will run killer with a 3 blade R blade pitched at 15 degrees your gonna love it!
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Post by T-REX » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:12 pm

what is the rigging made out of? very sexy by the way!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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Post by FishHead » Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:25 pm

it is a 14 8 hammant and rigging. rigging is made out of stanless it will have a water thunder 550 motor and 268 gear box with the new 78 inch r blade

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Post by Airjack » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:31 pm

Beautiful boat, I should have went with a 14'. :wink:
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Post by Olf Art » Wed Feb 06, 2008 7:36 pm

That thing is gonna fly. Nice boat, Fish.
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Post by JL242 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:54 pm

I hope you are getting a grass rake. It will deflect other things than grass. I have the same size boat (see my gallery) and mine runs killer with a K blade, so I couldn't imagine what an R blade will do.

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Post by CONTINENTAL CRACKER » Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:49 pm

SWEAT LOOKING BOAT JEFF. IF I KNOW JEFF HE WILL NOT BE GETTING A GRASS RAKE.HE BOUGHT ONE ONCE AFTER THE FIRST TRIP HE TOOK IT OFF AND LET IT LAY ON THE GROUND.
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Post by jrstultz » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:02 pm

Looks great Jeff,,You gonna keep this one??
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Post by FishHead » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:10 pm

10 4 on that keeping this one around . never seen such great work put into a boat very happy with this one

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Post by jrstultz » Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:27 am

I hear ya, If someone can't be happy with that boat they can't be happy with one. That's one sweet lookin ride, should be a beast with that 550HP as well :thumbleft: :thumbright:
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Post by Dakota » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:31 pm

Hey Jeff I am sure you will sell this one like all the others. You change boats like you change underwear. :lol:

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Post by rebel to the end » Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:45 pm

VERY NICE.......can you say Hill Burner

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Post by plumcrazy » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:06 pm

looks like siver bullet, going hull shopin soon got to get buy there shop and get a good look at the hulls

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Post by Cody Alvarez » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:50 pm

How would that set up sit in the water with a Double in the back with a bench up front.

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Post by Waterthunder » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:01 pm

Here is a Hammant with rod lockers and seats 5 she ran real strong with a 450HP but the owner later upgraded to a 500HP and a 80'' R blade!

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Post by Cody Alvarez » Fri Feb 08, 2008 7:52 pm

Man I like that boat set up! Waterthunder being that is one of your motors you would probley be able to answer this question the best. That boat with a 550 fuel injected how good would that boat run in the water and on dry? Also I have been wondering but not wanting to call you right know since I can't afford it at the time with the slow construction how many gallons of gas would one of the 550fi burn in a day. Also can they run on 93 octane. Thanks and God bless

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Post by CONTINENTAL CRACKER » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:25 pm

I LIKE THE WAY THE FRONT HOOP OF THE CAGE FLOWS WITH THE FRONT LEGS OF THE MOTOR STAND.HAMMANT BUILDS SOME OF THE NICEST CUSTOM METAL WORK,AND PARTS AROUND
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Post by JL242 » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:35 pm

Cody, I have a WaterThunder 500HP LS1 and it gets incredible fuel economy. I always run 92-93 octane. I forgot to ask Dave if it was alright to run Murphy USA 93 (Wal-Marts gas) maybe he will chime in here. I don't have any exact figures about GPH but I can usually run all of a weekend on my 40 gallon tank. I carry two six gallon jerry jugs if I know its a weekend trip. On the Eastern Airlines ride I burned less than 1/4 tank. That red boat in the pic is Woods boat I think, mine is just about the same setup but I have a K series prop. I would really like to try an R but I don't have any extra $$ layin around after buyin the boat, not to mention the ol lady is about to calve. Do yourself a favor and defer any ideas of a crate motor or A/C. Save all you can, work OT, stash the tax return and get one of these motors. I don't know what Dave's current prices are, but I would bet his boat that an LS1 is less expensive than one of Jurnigans' 0540's. Not to mention the LS1 will be BRAND NEW, not rebuilt. It will be the last engine you ever buy. These LS series motors are the best ever. Don't ask Dave about his motors, ask the people that run em.

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Post by Waterthunder » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:38 am

JL 242 you can any 93 octane in it. What I like to tell people is Amaco is the best however buy your gas at the newest gas station you can! If you have an Amaco by you that is 30 years old I wouldn't buy gas there. When they built a new 7/11 by me that's where I bought mine until the BP went in! We just put an R blade on Woods boat and he loves it, his boat runs real strong we had four guy's in it and two were over 300lbs and she jumps up quick!
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Post by cont520 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:41 am

Water are you talking about Dales daddy . I heard that boat is strong hes trying to get me to ride on that thing gonna have to take him up on it
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Post by bondsman » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:05 pm

as far as murphy gas i would be leery of it ,they put so much corn in that stuff i swear if you put in a microwave it would make popcorn. :shock:
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Post by Waterthunder » Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:30 pm

I had better be careful once again so here we go. I have found a certain gas station to be loading some FUNKY ? STUFF IN THEIR GAS. I have now seen three motors with the chambers or pistons chemically ate up leaving table spoons of some kind of galvanic aluminum corrosion. It took me months to find the common denominator. Three completely different motors one A/C one old school 400 and one LS3 ALL MOTORS HAD TERRIBLE CORROSION AND RUST! Anyway I purchased the fuel and sent it off to be analyzed I believe we will find some corrosive or moister collecting additive they used to raise the octane in this bad fuel!
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Post by JL242 » Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:32 pm

I always try and run BP/Amoco 93 but when I'm in a hurry I might top off @ Wal-Mart, but now that I know about the popcorn, that may defer my hurry up mode in the near future. Where was the suspect gas purchased??

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