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    Faron Floyd
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    Faron,
    Nice pics, got any details on the two hard cabin models....who were they built for....where are they running them.....power....etc...
    BK

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Faron,
    Nice pics, got any details on the two hard cabin models....who were they built for....where are they running them.....power....etc...
    BK
    Those two boats are being used in Canada at a Gold Mine.
    18x8 AirRangers
    Rhino Edition with Complete Ice Package 2011 Model
    Powered by a Hand built L92 LS engines with 550 H.P. Whirl Wind Props
    Stainless Metal Work all 1"
    Heated Cabins
    LED cabin lights
    KC lights
    Remote control Go light
    Special Polymer
    Radiator Safety Screens
    Block Heater
    and much more....
    Faron Floyd
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    airboatcapt2@aol.com
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    www.americanairboats.com
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    Thanks for bringing the camo air ranger up and putting it in the outdoor show in fairbanks. It was nice to finaly be able to meet your dad and talk to him. That is a really nice boat and the quality of your work shows ive been welding and fixing boats for 37 years and i always like to see the quality work that some people put into there products that are american made. to many companys selling out and getting it done cheaper overseas. Thank you for being a proud made in the USA Corp. Travis Johnson TJ,s Welding Fairbanks Alaska

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    I canít remember did he sell it to someone in Alaska or did he take it back to Texas? If so where is it at, I would love to see how it performs?

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    The boat is in Alaska still. He flew home to film a show. I will make a new post about it. He will be back soon to do some riding. He would love to meet up with more people.

    Travis thanks for the kind words. I am proud of the Business my father started and my family will continue to run it the same way.
    Faron Floyd
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    Lets get together with Mr. Floyd a do a group ride up the Knik or somewhere??
    I'm sure Bud would be up for it....
    BK

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    BK, did you new toy arrive today??

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    Bud,
    Sure did. We sat out in the driveway with her running last night, had some friends over to check her out.
    Are you interested in running up to the glacier Sat.?
    BK

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    Just let me know when and where, Sat is good for me, will be tied up with a dog event on sunday. Does it look as good as you thought in your mind when you put down the money. Bud

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    Bud,
    Skip Olson warned me this boat was a monster, and he was right. We are very excited to run her this weekend.
    Couldn't be happier with our new boat!
    If anyone ever needs advice, service, or a custom boat built....call Skip Olson in Fairbanks. He IS the man!!
    Look forward to running with you Sat. Lets talk Fri evening about time and place to take off.
    I'll PM my phone # to you.
    BK

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    BK,
    Did Skip build you this boat? And now that you have it post some pictures of it.

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    Bud,
    Skip Olson warned me this boat was a monster, and he was right. We are very excited to run her this weekend.
    Couldn't be happier with our new boat!
    If anyone ever needs advice, service, or a custom boat built....call Skip Olson in Fairbanks. He IS the man!!
    Look forward to running with you Sat. Lets talk Fri evening about time and place to take off.
    I'll PM my phone # to you.
    BK

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    Default Skip Olson built airboat

    Akgrumpy,
    Skip built this boat last year.
    See the attached pics.
    BK

    Girls on boat.jpgBoat in yard.jpg

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    hope this doesnt sound to stupid but how much weight can a airboat hull I run a SJX now but seems if one want to run any where on the river the airboat is the thing

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    That is a huge question with many viriables. Seems to all come down to the thrust (push power of the motor, prop) and the weight of the boat. The more the power (torque) of the motor, the bigger the prop that can be turned, and the lower the gearbox that can be utalized to compound the power. Skip in Fbk tells me that he runs a atv trail to his hunt camp in 45 minutes, where it use to take him 2-3 hrs on his atv, and that is without water. In addition to the power/weight ratio, the set up and design of the boat is very important, balance of where the weight is, type of bottom, etc is all very critical. Also, operator skill is critical, experienced people can make a boat go though and over where others would be stuck and need help. There are lots of variables, go to www.southernairboat.com for more information, they answer that question allmost every day it seems. Bud

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