yet another duck boat rebuild... kinda

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  1. nicapopolis

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    Or tow the boat to the HT factory in Anaheim and see if they can cut you a deal.

    Back when I was really into standup watercraft in my teens I had a friend over there. Everything we bought was 50% off. So I know they will deal.

    I am sure they have done airboats before, but possibly never an air boat in So Cal. They might want to snap some pics for their site.

    They also have "seconds" that they sell for a lower price by the sheet as well.

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    Rhino Liner all the way.
     
  4. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    so the seats are Buttraxx fat man seats. They are pretty much the go to company for airboat seats. not exactly what we are getting but kinda close

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    Had me at "Fat Man"...............lol
     
  6. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    final stages of hull construction, uhmw poly is being screwed into the bottom. Its this super hard plastic that is slippery and tough as nails over rocks and trees and going down the road.
    1/4 is standard, we are going with 3/8" just in case we decide to go over boulders

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    I like this part. Boats on the road.


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  8. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    he hull builder Circle H Airboats has finished the hull and now i just need to get it out to so ca. This thing has some serious deck space.

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    Good lookin boat. Would look even better with a platform on the front and some lights. just sayin.
     
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    I would make a removable platform for sure. Aluminum w LED off road lights would be super light. Two guys would be able to mount it on and off no problem.
     
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    This is looking good Bill!
     
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    Bill,

    Trick looking rig.....You're going to be the king of the delta.....lol
     
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    Hey Steve, doesn't Delta make toilets?
     
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    John,

    Maybe I should of said Baja.......lol
     
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    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    update.....
    so the hull got here! last weekend we tore it down and started the build out process.

    first up take the cage and stand off for powder coating......more to come shortly
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    Looking good Billy Boy!
     
  17. nicapopolis

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    What a tease!

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    Nice!!! Cant wait to see it finished!
     
  19. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    ok... so got the cage and hull painted and time to put it all back together.

    test fit of the prop to get the stand location correct and its getting closer :)

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    Looks sic Billy!
     

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