New Airboat

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Re: New Airboat

Postby Sniper » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:00 am

holly cow that boat runs way better than I expected
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Re: New Airboat

Postby robertb4wd » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:57 am

Waiting to get some the flanges and things welded up. All at the fab shop now.
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Re: New Airboat

Postby Trailman8833 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:02 am

After reading your post I'm very interested in the Dragonfly. I really like the set up you have. Just a couple question. I see you running in the grass, will it still run like that with a load (say three grown men and a ice chest, or three or four kids, or two adults and 4-5dozen decoys and dog)? And does it have any problems climbing onto land with minimal hills or loading dry.

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Re: New Airboat

Postby Bdriller » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:42 pm

Trailman8833 wrote:After reading your post I'm very interested in the Dragonfly. I really like the set up you have. Just a couple question. I see you running in the grass, will it still run like that with a load (say three grown men and a ice chest, or three or four kids, or two adults and 4-5dozen decoys and dog)? And does it have any problems climbing onto land with minimal hills or loading dry.

How bout two small boys one hefty girl 2 small dogs an ice chest with 2 no make it 3 six packs tall boys 2 packages of hot dogs and a jar of mustard?

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Re: New Airboat

Postby robertb4wd » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:25 am

I ran 3 grown men across grass just like on the videos and a small yeti full of ice and "beverages". Did just like it did in the videos. I ran some dry stuff with my wife and daughter. To say the least, I've been very impressed so far. Even though it's .125 hull, the power to weight ratio is great. The other night a few people went and ran. At one point I pulled up on dry land, once I stopped I wasn't to sure about driving out. Mashed the throttle and wiggled the rudder and I was gone. Everything Pemberton said it will do, it does.

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Re: New Airboat

Postby robertb4wd » Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:26 am

I should have the new prop on next week and it should do even better. I'll post some updates on that.

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Re: New Airboat

Postby br,lc,LA » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:46 pm

Pemberton and Excel Mudbuddy (Glenn Foreman) have done well building the Dragonfly name. Wasnt that long ago when I met Glenn with my mini and got him moving into the airboat world. The ecotec boats they are producing with a TKE 2.4L engine may take off... we shall see.

Good luck on the turbo and hope to ride with everyone soon.

What are you thinking of for boost? A generous 6psi to keep it safe and sound? Have you talked to Pemberton or Suzuki yet on recommended boost?

Mines 1364cc @ 21psi boost. Very interesting seeing that little 90hp engine push so well. What made you want to boost it? Oh you became an airboater and you got that more HP hunger... it happens! I started with 60HP vtwins
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1.4L GM Ecotec - Stock Turbo
2:1 Century Ecotec Drive
80" 2-bld WW Stump Puller
"Nothin' as Fine as Hearing a Turbo Whine"

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Re: New Airboat

Postby Chevytime561 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:18 am

Do you still have this boat? I'm really thinking about one. How did the turbo work?

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Re: New Airboat

Postby br,lc,LA » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:37 pm

He drives a Hamant now!
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1.4L GM Ecotec - Stock Turbo
2:1 Century Ecotec Drive
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