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Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:52 pm

I've been tinkering around with a project for the last couple years. Most of the time was coming up with a theme for the paint and the wife won that conversation. :lol: Not that I mind, particularly for the way the boat is turning out. The theme is Game of Thrones, Swamp Edition. I found a local who is quite the wizard with the airbrush. His primary work is on lowriders but he has been part of several award winning boats from the Broward Airboat Show over the years (no, it's not Bones). With a little luck, I'll start re-assembling the boat in the next few weeks. In any event, here's a sneak peek.
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Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:53 pm

This is what it looked like when I bought it. 1989 Thurman with Wayne Cone rigging.
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:55 pm

I will be putting a SV 540 on it with a 72" 5 blade RazorX. Here's a side view of the hull.
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Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:56 pm

Just picked up the grass rake today.
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Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm

The rudders have been done for a while. I have both sides of each rudder painted.
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Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm

Outside.
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:01 pm

I'll post some more when I can.
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Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm

Other rudder.
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Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Outside.
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby timmmyy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:11 pm

Boy that boat is looking sweet , what going on with your first boat . for sale ?
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby timmmyy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:12 pm

Boy that boat is looking sweet , what going on with your first boat . for sale ?
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby rebel to the end » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:31 pm

Nice Stuff Diggin!!!

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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby digginfool » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:01 pm

timmmyy wrote:Boy that boat is looking sweet , what going on with your first boat . for sale ?


Not sure which boat you're talking about, the DB or the Don Davis. I still have the DB and plan to keep it. Got to have something to haul camp supplies with. Sold the Don Davis beginning of last year.
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby Gary S » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:44 am

Why the expanded metal? It really chokes the air down.

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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby digginfool » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 am

Gary S wrote:Why the expanded metal? It really chokes the air down.


That's the way Wayne built it, I guess. I know it's not ideal but at the same time there are large openings at the top and on the sides. One thing for sure, it will stand up to the willows a heck of a lot better than wire.
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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby Scotty1 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:37 pm

:rebel: You sure you want to run willows with that nice paint job. :rebel:

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Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Postby digginfool » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 pm

Scotty1 wrote::rebel: You sure you want to run willows with that nice paint job. :rebel:


As much as possible, I'll avoid them but unfortunately the trails around my camp are loaded with them. Luckily, I've opened the main trail to camp a good bit but a couple nearby trails that I'll have to use from time to time are still pretty gnarly.
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