Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

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Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:41 pm

He bought this 2001 15' Rivermaster for a real deal. And here we go.... It will need a little work, but I think we can handle it. It is his first boat and a completly new type of project.

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:41 pm

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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:43 pm

We had to replace a couple of the stringers.
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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:43 pm

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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:45 pm

The poly on it was a joke. We filled the hole and we going to put QuickSlik on it for now.
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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:46 pm

Someone actually patched a spot on the poly with a piece of Lexan.
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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:47 pm

Started painting it today.
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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Post by :) » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:14 pm

What's he putting on it?
14 ft Combee. 4 seater, BPE 383 sb chevy, 2.09 stinger, 3 blade ww stump puller.
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Post by ptillman » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:27 pm

It will be SBC DD for now.
2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ls1airboat » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:01 am

if your going sbc dd....i have a ss engine stand you can have.

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Post by ptillman » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:08 am

ls1airboat wrote:if your going sbc dd....i have a ss engine stand you can have.
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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Post by Cowboy Rock » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:04 am

Looking good PT,,,
Wet Dreams Too,,,

14 ft. Panther,,, 370ci SBC, 72 in Whirlwind Whispertip, Line-X-350 X bottom,,,

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Post by pipedog » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:23 am

Nice paint! :thumbleft:
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Post by pontoon outlaw » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:34 pm

:cheers: brings back memories bought the outlaw and the first thing we did was tear it down and start from scratch it had the old white poly on it very brittle :salute: good luck and it's looking nice

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Post by THE NIGHT RIDER » Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:56 am

pontoon outlaw wrote::cheers: brings back memories bought the outlaw and the first thing we did was tear it down and start from scratch it had the old white poly on it very brittle :salute: good luck and it's looking nice
What the heck turtle u changed that poly I put on there 25 years ago .?? They sold that poly to me and said it would out lastt amy other ,haha they leid it started cracking within the first year andbnever stopped ,
!!! IM THE REAL NIGHT RIDER B!TCH !!! !!! AND A PROUD TO BE IN THE DIAMONDBACK FAMILY !!!!

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Post by THE NIGHT RIDER » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:00 am

By the way PT nice ta meet ya the othernight in the downpour , when ya get her done come on down again and well ride amd burn some gas again :cheers:
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Post by ptillman » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:29 pm

We got a little more done today.....
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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ptillman » Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:31 pm

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2014 14x8 JB Hull,421 SBC, Rotator 2.68:1, 82" NGR
12' Thurman, o470 angle valve, 72" WhirlWind Prop (SOLD)
13' Hamant, 383 Chevy, Blue Lightning Drive, 80" R 3 Blade (SOLD)

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by ls1airboat » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:19 am

its starting to look good brother

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Re: Started a New Project for a New Member rtillman

Post by rtillman » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:01 pm

Thanks for the compliments on my airboat build
It is coming along. Met some good people in the airboat community will post some new pics soon

Thanks for the part LS 1airboat
01 rivermaster 15x7
327 sbc, direct drive
72" sensenich wood prop (sold)

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