who made glass hulls for Combee?

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who made glass hulls for Combee?

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Did Combee make this hull or was it made by another company for him?
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Gilileo use to build some back in the days
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Richard combee built the hulls for them

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I had aluminum combee that I believe was built by Alumitec. Combee built the glass hulls
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Thy use to have a fiberglass man by the name of kinney jones He built there hulls ....Back in the days james use to contract sonny gilileo to build hulls....Yes and richerd built hulls as well......I use to work for combee airboats.....
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I bought a hull from James Combee back in the 80's.....he called it a SUPER SPORT 12.....when I was hooking up the bell crank steering I found a Cottonmouth AIRBOATS sticker stuck on the underneath side of the prop well???????????????
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John1, I have that same hull, with an ECOtec and a gearbox.
It handles like a dream, turns on a dime.
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gyrocopter582 wrote:John1, I have that same hull, with an ECOtec and a gearbox.
It handles like a dream, turns on a dime.
that is good to know, i have one in my yard. its going to be my next project. :stirpot:

heard good things about that ecotec.
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John, mine is an ElCheapo junkyard dog.
It's my first airboat, I built everything but the hull, and I'm having a ball with it!
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I just got mine finished too. Only been out once but was very impressed with the handling and mannerisms of the hull.
14 ft Combee. 4 seater, BPE 383 sb chevy, 2.09 stinger, 3 blade ww stump puller.
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