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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:58 pm 
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These are videos from our customer in Malaysia who built an airboat from scratch. He used a 200 hp Toyota engine with an Echo Tech belt drive from Century Belt Drives and our AB200 Whisper Tip Narrow 72".

http://youtu.be/3eM9T-LyaqA

http://youtu.be/TcBa12OzDLU

He has a new build in progress with a bigger engine, but they have been out testing this smaller airboat around Malaysia.

More VIDEOS BELOW....... read story first --->

I am hoping this series of videos below will make you have a good laugh :lol: and also show you what airboats are doing in other parts of the world :thumbleft: . These are great guys and very capable and resourceful. They can fabricate almost anything from scratch in a country with limited resources.

And, they *love* airboats!

I debated whether I should tell you the story up front or let you laugh and try to figure out why there are two guys covered in mud.
[*]Did they flip the boat?
[*]Did they fall out?
[*]Are they doing a simulated rescue?
[*]What's that guy doing in his underwear?




Well ok, I'll tell you. They were out testing and just generally riding around, getting strange looks since there are no other airboats there.

So what happens when they are out running? They run out of gas. No problem, he is prepared with spare gas, so they refill the tank. Done.

Good to go, right? No. Battery is dead. Can't start. Hmmm. Luckily they have cell reception, so he calls and asks to have a battery brought out.

Easy, right? No. The airboat is stranded where no other boat can go. So, the battery delivery goes like this - they load one up in a regular boat with a few guys, they go as far as they can until they get to the quicksand type mud. Then the put the battery on a board to slide it across the mud.

But still, how to get it to the airboat? Two guys get out of the regular boat and "swim" in the mud. Can't stand up and walk in it, can't crawl very well, so "swim". The skinny guy seemed to make his way far better than the not-skinny guy. Finally, thanks to the skinny guy, the battery makes it to the airboat, they hook it up and crank the airboat right up. But wait, where's the other not-skinny guy? Stranded in the mud. Airboat rescue time!

Enjoy! :)



*Please enjoy, and keep your comments polite, these are super great guys - thank you*

Part 1 of 9 - The Boat can't get to the Airboat




Part 2 of 9 - Mud Swim




Part 3 of 9 - Battery Delivery - Where's the other guy?




Part 4 of 9 - Hooking up the Battery, Up and Running




Part 5 of 9 - Heading out to Rescue




Part 6 of 9 - Recued




Part 7 of 9 - Cruising




Part 8 of 9 - Smoke Break




Part 9 of 9 - Going Home


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:26 pm 
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And they kept their sense of humor through it all ... great videos

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:46 pm 
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good stuff, that Toyota 200HP/drive system/prop seems to be well matched.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:07 pm 
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And a good time was had by all ! Thanks for sharing this !

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I'll tell ya, that boat looks pretty good for being built by somebody who has never seen one b4, and runs good too, I was impressed by the way it handled that sticky mud, even if there was a skim of water over the top of it, with those guys in it, it ran pretty good. Bud

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in my book every race or country is welcome to airboating the more the better great post

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That was fun to watch. It's great to know no matter where
in the world you are with an airboat poop happens

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those guys are amazing. great mechanical knowledge they sure have an awsome boat. they should be proud. great vids thanks for sharing.

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You should name this post.... Malaysia Airboat Mudfest! Cool boat and video's!!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:28 pm 
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Hehehehehehe, what a Blast!

Coming from where i think it is, the problem is lack of knowledge, which is where SA comes in and the wealth of info
from AB experts, dealers, suppliers, and most important of all AB formal training.............

Conditions like what you have seen dont exist in singapore, but in Malaysia MUD, sticky gloooey, mud, they have lots and lots of it,

Maybe someone should tell him about the mudboats you guys have, with a extended prop may work better for them :lol: :lol:

Btw, were you there to film this great video, ?


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Malaysian rednecks..... if I were there I'd buy them a case of beer!. Got to hand it to those boys, that's a good looking boat for one that was built from pictures!

Makes me miss the old days in south Florida and how much fun we had playing in the mud back then.....fifty something years later and I'm back to playing in the marsh but somehow it just ain't the same!!...........being young and carefree has it's benefits......

Gotta love it!! :thumbleft: :thumbleft: :thumbleft: :) :) :) :)

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Great videos. Thanks WW. :toothy7:

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Great videos. Thanks WW. :toothy7:


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Hi,

The AB in this place call Muar is about 2 hours from Singapore.

Massive silting & pollution of the river has led to the present "mud pot" it is in.

Dredging on a large scale will help to restore the natural state it once was.

I will try to contact them and learn from them if i can be given their address.

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:thumbleft: would ya look at that. Using a wt in Malaysia. Them boys r onto something! I love that yota setup

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Great videos... looks like they had a great time!!! :thumbleft:

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Glad y'all enjoyed the videos. They really do love their airboat. And yes, I agree, no matter what part of the world you are in, with an airboat - stuff happens.

I got quite a few laughs watching them myself. :lol:

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