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Ronald Drew is my brother-in-law. Normally I don't admit to this, but....:-) This is his Lynch Stilletto deepvee. It's powered by an older style B. H. Hanson 23cc Zenoah engine. On the transom is an Octura 45 degree strut, 472 prop and rudder assembly. There's a Hanson exhaust header and flange and a RPM pipe and muffler. Ron can be contacted at drew@datawest.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This is James Lenard's very fast deepvee. The hull is made by "Lynch". It has a B. H. Hanson Indy engine with a custom mount spinning a Octura 472 prop. On the transom is a Octura 45 degree strut and rudder assembly. The exhaust is an Irwin quite pipe, header and flange. James can be contacted at karangaye@uswest.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This is Steve Simonson's "Ain't Skeered" scratch built replica of the "Stinger". About the only difference is the water shielded carb guard and a wing on the transom. The dimensions are identical. It has a B. H. Hanson Indy Pro engine with a custom mount spinning a Prather 270 prop or the Octura V967 3 blade. On the transom is a Octura strut and rudder assembly. The exhaust is an RPM pipe, header and flange. It's painted a bright orange for the "Old Guy" to see it better. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This is Aaron Ward's WhareHouse Hobbies Enforcer Gator "ozark offshore". It has a 25cc Homelite engine with a big bore carb and pushed by a W.H. SPDIII outdrive. Visit Aaron's Boat Page for more info. I welcome this new boater to the hobby and he is going to be someone to contend with on the water after seeing his first creation here!! For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This is the high tech Proglass tunnel by JR Branham. All Kevlar lay-up and has a 7.5cc modified K&B with Aerotec tuned pipe. I bet this thing kicks butt!!

 

 


Don Betz built this 43" AC Model Boats "Wild Thing". It has a BHP Zenoah with a Hanson DV header and a RPM pipe. On the transom is the M&D designed, MDd Drive, surface drive. A speedmaster rudder with a M&D designs standoff. The trim tabs are a combination of Prather and M&D designs. The turn fin is by Aeromarine. The prop is a PropShop 7020 or Octura P775. Radio system is a Hitec FM, standard throttle servo, HS-605 steering servo. This is one of the finest looking transoms I've ever seen. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This WhareHouse Hobbies Enforcer belongs to B.Yancey. It sports a stock 23cc Zenoah, Irwin pipe, Octura drive hardware, Futaba radio, and driver's cowling. It was rigged by Pepper's Hobbies and he runs it every Sunday at a local pond. So far he's clocked it at 39mph. Not bad for a stock engine. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine

 


This 47"x24" Hoover hydro is powered by the new "Lite Weight" 35cc A4-ported QuickDraw producing 7+ HP@17500 rpm and is the creation of Paul Govostes. All Futaba electronics, including the 3 PJ PCM Radio, all Speedmaster running hardware, Quick Draw tuned pipe and a turn-fin. It is surface driven via a collet and 1/4" flex shaft turning a 7018/3 barr-cut prop, pitched to 6.5". It also has twin auto-bailers, custom paint & airbrush graphics by Shoreline Design Racing. Not only is this boat fully loaded weighing in at only 17lbs, but it's fast. Clocked on radar at 69-70 mph. I love that paint job. For a large view click on the picture at left.

 


Take a look at this awesome boat built by John Richmond. This was definitely a labor of love. "Sea Queen" is 48" long, and has a O&R for power, using the Octura motor mount & rear intake timing drum and a Walbro big bore carb. The kit was made in England in the early 60's. He built the first one in 1964 and he still has a kit on the shelf, to use as a pattern. This one was built 2 years ago. John's email address is bigjohn@cbcast.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


Here's a powerful boat from Mark Hull. It's an Aeromarine 57" Signature deep v with a lightened (machined out a pound of material) 35cc Quickdraw with big bore carb, velocity stack, clutch and water pump. On the transom is a J&G Dual rudder and strut (anodized black) turning a Prop Shop 8015 2 blade prop. Control is by JR Xr3 radio and Hitec 1/4 scale servo for rudder and high torque for the throttle. Sitting on top is the Blazer Rc boat works scale drivers. All items were purchased from Rich at Thunder Pro Inc. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


Here's Heath MacKey's Enforcer Super Sport that uses a Pro Modified 30cc Homelite water-cooled motor, accessorised with all Enforcer parts, and has been repeatedly clocked on radar at 69-72km/h (43-45mph). The prop is an Octura 275 coupled to the WHH SPDIII. Nice boat from down under!! For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This 51" Shoreline hull belonging to Kevin Paulson is outfitted with a 35cc Quickdraw engine, big bore carb, Quickdraw pipe, SPD outdrive and a Octura prop. You talk about a recipe for a very fast boat. Since I'm a little partial to the initials M&M, take a look at the paint job on this rocket!! For a large view click on the picture at left.

 


This is Ron Sams 1/4 scale crackerbox. He just completed it with the exception of adding some form of graphics. It is approx. 50" long with a modified Homelite 25cc watercooled weedeater engine, big bore carb, tuned pipe, S280 prop. Ron says " I haven't ran it yet. But it sounded real good and pumped water when I started it" If it runs half as good as it looks, Ron's boat ought to be a screamer!! Ron can be contacted at 1alf@k-inc.com For a large view click on the picture at left.

 


The "Exterminator" owned by James Mason is a 46" Prather deepvee running a water cooled Homelite 30cc (modified slightly) with a big bore carb, header and tuned pipe and a water pump. It's pushed by a Octura 467 prop. The drive gear is Prather but modified to run 2" further back. Don't let the fact that this is a stock Prather hull fool you. James has come down from Denver to run with us and run he did...very fast!! For a large view click on the picture at left.

 


This is Kyle Keys professionally built airboat. I've never seen a better built hull by anyone since I've been in this hobby. Please check out his home page for more and better pictures. You won't be disappointed.

 

 


This unique airboat was built by Eric Davis. The engine is a huge 70cc John Deere turning a 16" prop. Eric says that he is unable to open up the throttle fully...gee I wonder why :-) Eric can be reached at his email address here For a large view click on the picture at left and here for View 1 View 2

 

 


Check out Karl Huckaby's boat. This is not your ordinary boat. The hull is 40" long and has an 11 1/2" beam that was originally setup for nitro. The boat, rudder and outdrive he bought from Elite R/C Boats in Kansas City, MO which also manufactured the outdrive. Even though it is a tight fit, Karl installed a 25cc Homlite. Modifications include the timing advanced 6 degrees, a modified Octura X472 prop, a carb off a 31cc chainsaw and a custom built exhaust (very unique). Karl says that he has about $300 invested in his boat and the whole family enjoys running it. I'd say for the speed and the enjoyment they get from this boat, that he's getting a huge return on his investment. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


Steve Lodefink scratched built this sweet boat from the 1/4 scale crackerbox plans by Jerry Dunlap. He made the windshield, and finished the hull in the classic Mahogany racing runabout style. The motor is a stock Homelite 25cc with enforcer canister exhaust. This is one of the best crackerbox's I've seen. Steve can be contacted at his email address slode@home.com For a large view click on the picture at left.

 


This Kelloggs Aeromarine deepvee belongs to Andrew Andrejcisk. The paint detail is great. Take a look inside the cockpits!! He's running a stock 23cc Zenoah through all Aeromarine hardware. The graphics were done by Sal Cabrera of S&M Designs & Airbrush. Send any questions or comments to: AAAA271@aol.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


Here are some of Christof's well equiped boats. The first is an Aeromarine Stingray. It has the Hyperr Torque Super Comp engine, double cut Quickdraw pipe, Speedmaster rudder, MD outdrive, Prather 275 prop and Aeromarine trim tabs. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom


 

This is a Microburst hull using the Speedmaster hardware. It's pushed with the QD 25 cc engine with a QD double cut pipe. The prop is a Octura 1475 cupped to 6.9. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom


 

Another boat is an Aeromarine Team Believer. It also has a Hyperr Torque Super Comp engine, double cut Quickdraw pipe, Aeromarine hardware and a 767/3 prop. Christof's e-mail is: cr250mx@comcast.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This is Bill Cunningham's scratch built fiberglass over wood deepvee that is 43" long by 13" wide. It has a 21cc Poulan converted weedeater engine turning a Octura X470 prop through a Octura strudder. Bill also fabricated the trim tabs, the strudder standoff extension and he modified the canister muffler. The paint is Dupont Chromasystem base and clear coat. Bill has put a lot of time into his boat and it shows. He plans to replace the Poulan with a 25cc Homelite soon for better performance. If you have any questions on how Bill put his boat together contact him by e-mail at wcunningham@interconnect.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 

This is Bill's 2nd successful scratch built project. The airboat is built out of door skin over pine ribbing and fiberglassed inside and out with 5 oz. cloth. The engine mounts, rudder mounts and the rudders are handmade out of aluminum plate. It's running a straight exhaust pipe and a carb off of a 56cc chainsaw engine. The engine is a FS80AV 25.4cc Stihl turning a 16 X 10 prop. The boat is painted with the same materials as Bill's deepvee. He said speed is around 20 mph which is quite respectable for an airboat. Bill's building techniques are first rate. I think I'll see if he'll finish building my "Wiggy" craft :-) Again if you have any questions on how Bill put his airboat together contact him by e-mail at wcunningham@interconnect.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom Top view


This is Colin Shields of Brisbane Queensland Australia scratch built airboat from ply, balsa and sealed with resin. It is powered by a .15 aeroplane engine. Colin says this is his first rc boat he has ever had and made. I think you'll agree with me that he has a bright future in RC. Welcome to the hobby Colin. If you have any questions on how Colin put his boat together contact him by e-mail at cashields@iprimus.com.au For a large front view click on the picture at left and here for the rear view

 


Here are three of Rick Carnevale's beautifully done boats. This one is a Warehouse Hobbies fiberglass cracker hull. It's powered by a 23.5cc Zenoah engine with a Hanson header and pipe. Hardware is an Aeromarine rudder and an Octura strut. Paint is a custom blend of automotive urethane and clearcoat. The view of the detailed cockpit shows one of the drivers with real hair (Rick's)...too funny. All three boats are using a modified Octura 472 prop, Futaba radio's and 1/4 scale steering servo's. You can tell by looking at Rick's boats that he takes pride in the construction of his models and has great skill in doing so. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom Cockpit

 

This 4-5 year old Aeromarine Challenger is running a older style 23.5cc Zenoah engine also with a Hanson header and exhaust. All Aeromarine hardware is on the transom. Paint is automotive urethane and clearcoat. This boat has been a successfull racing hull workhorse for Rick for a number of years. For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom


 

The RC Boatworks Stryker cat is powered by a 23.5cc Zenoah engine with a Hanson header and exhaust. It has a polished Aeromarine rudder and an Octura strut. If you have any questions for Rick about his fine boats contact him at V8rider@aol.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



From Orland, Maine, this is Russ Eaton's one of a kind "Hopper" airboat that features a handmade very unique hull. It is 31" long with a 15" beam. Total weight is a light 8lbs. It's powered by an Tower Hobbies .40 nitro engine. It's pushed by a 11x6 pusher from Zinger and controlled by a Futaba 2 channel radio. You can contact him at Absolutepridetat@aol.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



Ok, I've seen some really different boats since coming into this hobby, but Bill Laumeyer's converted pool lounge chairs beats all :-) It's powered by a Homelite engine turning a 18X10 Zinger prop and also has a tuned pipe. I wonder if Bill rides it around the pool :-) You can contact him at catchnbass@juno.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This is Mason Brenke's scratch built airboat. It's made out of 3 layers of 1/2" foam with an aluminum plate in between the layers to act as a motor and rudder mount. He has it completely fiberglassed for strength. It's pushed with a .61 aircraft engine that allows it to hit speeds of 30-35 mph on water and land. You can contact him at mason156@yahoo.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine On Water

 


This is Mason's second scratch built boat. This hover craft is 4x8 foot powered by a .61 aircraft engine which is used for the thrust and the lift is powered by a .40 aircraft engine. Everything is controlled by a 4 channel radio. Mason says that controlling this hovercraft is something to get use to. This is really an all terrain vehicle. So far he's had it up to 25 mph which is pretty good for this size of a hull. A round of applause to you Mason, a job well done. You can contact him at mason156@yahoo.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Lift engine

 



This beautiful Ballentine Griffin is owned by William James. He had it special ordered with a American Flag theme. It looks great. For an engine it has a huge Zenoah G-62 pushing the boat through a Ballentine surface outdrive and rudder. Hanging off the back is a Prop Shop 9515 prop. Control comes by way of a JR R1 radio with a 1/4 scale servo for the rudder and standard servo for the throttle. By the way check out the tuned pipe artwork !! You can contact him at will@jamesnetworks.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



If I ever farm out work for a new airboat this gentleman would get the job. This is the scratch built airboat by Tracy Adam's. Outstanding workmanship and detail. This 36"X19.5"X2.5" hull is made from polystyrene styrofoam sheets and covered with fiberglass cloth and marine epoxy resin. The engine stringers are made from teflon blocks. Dry weight is a respectable 11.5 lbs. The engine is a Super Tiger G90 spinning a 14X6 prop. The cage is stainless steel tig welding rods heliarced together...HEY THAT LOOKS FAMILIAR :-) The exhaust is a outer shield of CLX marine cable. Great job Tracy !! You can contact him at TAdams@prideinternational.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This scratch built airboat by Gary Mullens has some unique features that stand it off from all the rest. First some of the basic stuff. It is 37 3/4" X 18" and is powered by a stock 25cc Homelite engine. It turns a Zinger 16 X 8 pusher prop. Hull material is pine and 1/4" Luan door skin, all sealed with marine spar varnish. Then he covered it with a red oil based enamel. The cage is black and made from flat aluminum stock pop rivited together. Now for the unique stuff. He scratch built a faux car battery and a fire extinguisher. The battery even has red and black wires for positive and negative polarity. The extinguisher is made from a CO2 canister with a small hose and a micro clip. Neat idea's Gary. Next on the project will be a custom exhaust and foot peddles. Great attention to detail is evident everywhere on this great looking airboat. You can contact him at mtdew16@localnet.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Transon Top

 



From Everett, Washington comes Jeff Douglas's scratch built airboat. It is 48"X24" and has a Weedeater 29cc engine for power. The prop cage was built out of 3/32" solid brass stock to protect fingers from the 3 blade prop. The exhaust is built out of 3/4" copper pipe brazed together. Control comes from Futaba radio gear. I like the front railing feature on this hull. Great realism. I got to put one on mine :-) Now for the most unique thing about this hull. Are you ready for this...the sides and bottom are made out of cardboard. Of course the whole thing is fiberglassed, but you talk about a great idea !! You can contact him at shinobid@earthlink.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This is Matt Holmes oversized Dumas SK-Daddle. The frames were traced from the 36" version and the traced pictures enlarged at kinkos about 30%. It measures 47" in length. The motor rails are 1/4" oak and the bottom is 1/8 birch ply, with sides of 1/32 ply. The whole boat is covered with 2 layers of fiberglass cloth and polyester resin. The motor is a 27cc Stihl with a clutch. It has a traditional Disco jet boat paint job in white and brown. You can contact him at mbholmes@attbi.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This is Martin Holst's complete homebuilt boat (not a kit) that is 146 cm long (160 cm with the engines) and 42 cm wide. It got two 11 cc outboard K&B engines. You can contact him at mhols2@online.no For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Transom

 



This is Tony's first and smallest scratch built electric airboat. It started life as foam meat trays :-) It's covered with balsa wood and then fiberglassed. The cage is made with 1/8" brazing rod. It's powered by a Speed 400 motor. He says he is a newbie in this hobby, if true I expect we'll see many more of his models in the future. Great job !! You can contact him at tjcarita@excite.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Motor Transom

 


This is Tony's second and bigger scratch built electric airboat. It's basic form is made out of 2"styrofoam shaped with a homemade hot wire cutter. The foam is skinned with 1/8" paneling. He then fiberglassed the whole thing. The cage is made with 3/16" brazing rod. It's pushed by a 7.2 volt Speed 500 motor. Nice paint !! Another great job by Tony !! You can contact him at tjcarita@excite.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Motor Transom

 



This is J.D. Carlton's first scratch built airboat. It is 25" long and 13" wide, powered by a Super Tiger GP 42 and pushed by a 11X6 APC pusher prop. The hull is fiberglass and gel-coat and was made from a mold he created. The cage is constructed from 3/32 steel rods brazed together and it is very strong and light. He says the boat runs very good on dry grass and responds great on the water. For a first boat, I'd say that he has done a fantastic job. Can't wait to see some future boats from him. You can contact him at jcarlto4@tampabay.rr.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This is Chris Bourque's 48" long and 15" wide scratch built airboat. He constucted the mold for the hull out of Tyvec foam sheets glued together then cut to shape. The engine is a 31cc Ryobi turning a 15-10 Zinger prop. After he turns the engine around to be a pusher, he will use a 16-10 three blade pusher prop. Everything is controlled with a Futaba radio system. This hull is a work in progress and this post will be updated as Chris continues the process. You can contact him at cstbourq@bellsouth.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This highly modified Prather 46" deep vee hull belongs to Matt Strom. He moto-tooled the windshield off and opened the whole deck up, from just in front of the windhield, all the way back, for easy maintenance and access. He made a new custom cowl from plexiglass and foam. The boat is powered by a Warehouse Hobbies Zenoah G260 PUM and transfers the power through a Warehouse Hobbies SPD III drive with dual rudders. It has a B.H. Hanson water-cooled header and tuned pipe. The trim tabs are by Prather. You can contact Matt at pastromi2002@yahoo.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


Here is another one of Matt's boats. It is a 48" Aeromarine Laminates Challenger Pro. It's powered by Warehouse Hobbies water-cooled Zenoah 25.5cc clutched engine. The engine pushes through a Warehouse Hobbies SPDIII drive with dual rudders. It has a BH Hanson tuned pipe and a Prather 275 SS prop. You can contact Matt at pastromi2002@yahoo.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom Action 1 Action2

 



This boat is built & designed by Dana Wilson. It's an all fiberglass construction that is a respectable 42" long. It's powered by a K&B 7.5 engine and has a surface drive set up with Don Gardner hardware. The hull is pushed by a Octura X450. You can contact Dana at dkswilsn@connpoint.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine/Transom

 



This is Larry Lindsay's Elite hull from Elite RC hobbies in Kansas City. It's powered by a modified 25cc Homelite engine. It has a tuned pipe and is pushed by a Prather SS 275 prop. Larry did all of the extensive engine mods himself (which is many, please email him for details). You can contact Larry at llindsay@kc.rr.com For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



This is Craig Almquist's old 45" Dumas Boat bought in 1985. It had OS 65 nitro engine and whatever outdrive system would have come with that type of boat for that time. He bought the boat as a basket case, gutted it and started at ground zero on a rebuild and repower. Because the rails were only 4 1/2" apart he had to build custom mounts for the EZ23RC engine and clutch system, and for the Enforcer fuel tank. He then installed the stand-off strut & rudder and a XP Drive set-up to run a surface drive. He then added trim tabs, turn fin and a water pickup for the manifold and pipe. The prop is a X572 75mm diameter. After everything was fitted, it was then taken apart and painted by his son. It was done with 3 colors in the basecoat, pinstripped, and then 4 clearcoats, and buffed. All I can say is that he can re-build my boat anytime :-) You can contact Craig at almquist@hutchtel.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 

This is Craig's new boat. The hull is a 48"Team Virgin Rendition Offshore Cat. All the hardware came from Warehouse Hobbies. The boat is running a factory mod EZ25WC Zenoah w/Clutch, XP Drive w/single rudder and spinning a X572 75mm prop. The exhaust is a Pro-Wet Tuned System and assisted cooling at idle with the help of a waterpump, "Note" the side exhaust discharge. Both servos are Futaba steel gear and just in case, a Ofna failsafe. You can contact Craig at almquist@hutchtel.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 


This is the third boat in Craig's fleet. The hull is a 60" Offshore Cat built by Forabuck to Craig's specs. All the hardware again came from Warehouse Hobbies. The boat is running a factory mod EZ25WC Zenoah w/Clutch, new XP-2 Drive w/single rudder spinning an Octura X470 (3) blade prop balanced and sharpened with a 24 oz fuel tank. The exhaust is a Pro-Wet Tuned System and assisted cooling at idle with the help of a waterpump. All electronics are Futaba and are placed in a Enforcer radio box. You can contact Craig at almquist@hutchtel.net For a large view click on the picture at left and here for the Engine Transom

 



If you would like your boat featured here, send me your picture and a brief description. If you don't know how or don't have the means then e-mail me and I'll help you get it to me. E-mail me here manross@martysrcboats.com

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