Caddell's Build!

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:40 am

Guess I'm confused. Who is this?


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Postby southern safaris » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:49 am

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Sat Mar 05, 2016 12:36 pm

Dude!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:20 pm

Crashed the ole airboat this afternoon! Lol thank goodness for bilge pump and the ability to be able to peel myself off the rocks and save her!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby southern safaris » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:32 pm

You alright bud? What happend
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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Lwells » Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:12 pm

I don't know anything about air boating the water around Tulsa but used to go out to John Spurling helicopter fly-ins every year and we flew all the water areas doing poker runs and there are a lot of shallow water ways, sand bars, rock bars,etc, Now that I'm in Air boating I can see where a guy with a slick and powerful Airboat could have a blast out there, but I would consider a seatbelt on those waters due to coming up on sand bars suddenly and maybe be slow enough getting on the throttle that your but would be in mid air in front of your seat. Good looking work and welding. Be safe

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:33 am

Went 80 miles yesterday down the Cimmarron River! Now back to the shop to tweek some things!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Riverskimmer » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:55 am

Boat is looking good. Did you unload at the Dover bridge? All the rivers I run out east are full so I was thinking about heading west this weekend.

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:11 pm

Yes sir! Water is perfect. Went out today to look at noodling spots. Text me 580-554-8787


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Postby Caddellwelding » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:31 pm

When I try to upload videos it says I need to sign up! Anyone else having this issue?


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:53 pm

Image polishing allum! Not for me! Lol


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:40 pm

Carb question. Airboat will run just fine without rotax air cleaner. Put it on and it runs like crap! ???????? I've searched this topic and had no luck FYI


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:51 pm

https://vimeo.com/159524771 a little airboat video running down the cimarron River!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:35 am

Image wonder if my dad would notice a motor missing! Lmao Love them Rotax!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Image Took the expandable metal off. Looks a lot better and I feel like it runs better!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:58 pm

Image Rudder stick grip!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Rollbar1 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:22 pm

Sweet build. Very nice job.
So after looking at the entire thread what are the boats dimensions/HP and how tall are the sides.
The wife wants a airboat and we are looking at some mini's or building one (first boat etc).

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:35 pm

6' X 12' running a 503 rotax, swinging a 68" whirlwind prop. Whole boat weighs 520 lbs. Top speed is 45-50.


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:51 pm

Image this is where I'll be running saturday


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Postby Caddellwelding » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:36 pm

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:20 pm

Image great day to be riding!!!!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Rollbar1 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:09 pm

How does it ride w/the new seating arraignments?
It was mentioned that side/side may cause more lean in turns whereas parallel maybe more stable on a 5-6' bottom boat.

P.S. Looking good/very nice.
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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:20 pm

It turns and rides great as long as there someone in both seats. If I'm by myself I just slide the ice chest on the passenger side floor and it maneuvers great!


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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:44 pm

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Re: Caddell's Build!

Postby Caddellwelding » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:57 pm

Image A little wind therapy! Gorgeous day to be on the cimmarron River west of Dover, Ok! 78 degrees and a slight breeze! Perfect!


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