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PATHMAKER AIRBOATS, INC.
P.O. BOX 685
MORGAN CITY, LA 70381
PHONE: (985) 384-7531
FAX: (985) 384-7502

SPECIFICATIONS FOR AIRBOAT HULL, ENGINE, AND TRAILER

HULL:

_____________LENGTH, _____________ BEAM WITH POLYMER ON BOTTOM TO ENHANCE PERFORMANCE ON MARSH OR DRY LAND. BOTTOM WIDTH TO BE_____________ .

SIDES TO BE 1/8" MARINE GRADE ALUMINUM.

BOTTOM TO BE MARINE GRADE ALUMINUM. (6061T6 ALLOY)

ALL WELDED IN ASSEMBLY.

__________RUNNERS INSIDE ON BOTTOM; RUNNING WHOLE LENGTH OF HULL. RUNNERS TO BE 1/4" THICK BY 2" TEE BAR. (6061T6 ALLOY)

SIDE DEPTH TO BE____________ .

GUNNEL TO HAVE EXTRUDED CAPPING FOR ADDED SIDE STRENGTH.

GUNNEL CAPPING HAS RIBS FOR NONSKIDDING PURPOSES.

SIDES TO HAVE 2" V-CRIMPED RUNNING THE WHOLE LENGTH OF SIDE FOR EXTRA STRENGTH.

TRANSOM TO BE 3/16" THICK WITH GUSSETS FROM TRANSOM TO INSIDE BOTTOM RUNNERS.

DECK TO BE 38" DEEP WITH BULKHEAD WELDED SOLID ON TOP, SIDES AND, BOTTOM FOR ADDED STRENGTH. NON-SKID MATERIAL TO BE APPLIED TO DECK TO PREVENT SLIPPING.

DECK TO HAVE TOP OPENING HATCH OR BULK HEAD OPENING FOR STORAGE PURPOSES (CHOICE OF CUSTOMER).

T-BAR TO BE WELDED BETWEEN ALL T-BAR RUNNERS UNDER BULKHEAD.

ALL FOUR (4) CORNERS OF HULL TO HAVE 3/16" GUSSETS WELDED AT TOP.

POLYMER:

THICKNESS TO BE 1/4".

POLYMER TO BE PUT ON IN FULL SHEETS ON BOTTOM.

POLYMER ON SIDES TO BE 10" HIGH BEGINNING AT BOTTOM OF HULL.

POLYMER TO COVER ALL WELDS WHERE BOTTOM AND SIDES MEET.

POLYMER TO BE ATTACHED TO HULL WITH 1/4" x 3/4" STAINLESS STEEL FLAT PHILLIPS HEAD MACHINE SCREWS WITH BRASS LOCK NUTS; SCREWS COUNTERSUNK FOR A SMOOTH SURFACE.

ENGINE STAND:

ENGINE STAND WITH SEAT MOUNTS AND STORAGE AREA TO BE CONSTRUCTED OF 1/8" THICK x 1" SQUARE TUBING. WELDING TO BE SHORT ARC.

FOOT REST OF ENGINE STAND TO HAVE NON-SKID SURFACE TO PREVENT SLIPPING.

SEATING:

2 SEATS; 1 UP, 1 DOWN.

SEATS ARE OF MOLDED FIBERGLASS WITH FOAM PADDING.

SEATS TO HAVE SNAP ON WEATHER COVERS.

PROP GUARD:

FRAME TO BE CONSTRUCTED OF 7/8" AND 3/4" MILD STEEL TUBING: NOT EMT ELECTRICAL CONDUIT.

WELDING OF PROP GUARD TO BE DONE BY SHORT ARC.

PROP GUARD FRAME TO BE COVERED WITH 2" x 4" 12 GAUGE WIRE MESH ATTACHED BY SHORT ARC WELDING.

12 GAUGE EXPANDED METAL ON SIDES OF PROP GUARD FROM GUNNEL HEIGHT EXTENDING UP 53" AND FROM BACK OF PROP GUARD EXTENDING FORWARD 36" TO FURTHER PROTECT PROPELLER WHEN AIRBOAT IS USED IN THICK BRUSH.

PAINTING:

ENGINE STAND AND PROP GUARD WILL BE SANDBLASTED, ZINC CHROMATE PRIMED, AND TWO COATS OF TOP COAT APPLIED.

24 HOURS DRYING TIME OF PRIMER COAT WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE TOP COATING WILL BE APPLIED.

6 HOURS DRYING TIME BETWEEN TWO COATS OF TOP COAT

STEERING CONTROL LEVER:

WILL BE LOCATED ON PORT SIDE OF ENGINE STAND NEXT TO DRIVER'S SEAT.

LINKAGE BETWEEN STEERING LEVER AND RUDDERS TO BE POSITIVE ACTION STEERING CABLE WITH STAINLESS STEEL INNER CORE AND HEAVY DUTY VINYL

COATING ON OUTSIDE OF CABLE ASSEMBLY.

RUDDERS:

2 EACH 4' x 28" AIRFOIL TYPE WITH FOAM FILLED INSIDES. RUDDERS TO BE MADE OF .050 GAUGE ALUMINUM.

POLYMER BUSHINGS TO BE INSTALLED WHERE RUDDER RODS ENTER AND EXIT TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE WEAR TO RODS AND RUDDERS.

STEERING:

ALL STEERING LINKAGE AND RUDDERS TIE BAR TO HAVE 3/8" SWIVEL JOINTS AT PIVOT POINTS.

ENGINE:

_____________C.I.D NEW CHEVROLET WITH A MINIMUM OF_____________ HORSEPOWER.

CARBURETOR TO BE____________CFM HOLLEY DUAL FEED; DUAL PUMP FOR OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE.

ALTERNATOR TO BE MARINE TYPE WITH BUILT IN REGULATOR.

STARTER TO BE HEAVY DUTY.

DISTRIBUTOR TO BE CHEVROLET H.E.I. ELECTRONIC TYPE.

DAY TANK MOUNTED ON FRONT OF ENGINE FOR EASY CHECKING OF COOLANT LEVEL.

GAUGES:

HEAVY DUTY TYPE MANUFACTURED BY TELEFLEX.

INCLUDED ARE: TACHOMETER, HOUR METER, AMMETER, WATER TEMPERATURE AND OIL PRESSURE.

OIL PRESSURE AND WATER TEMPERATURE GAUGES WILL BE MANUAL TYPE. NO ELECTRIC TYPE ON THESE TWO GAUGES.

INSTRUMENT PANEL ENCASED IN FIBERGLASS WATER PROOF BOX.

BATTERY:

HEAVY DUTY MARINE TYPE IN BATTERY BOX MOUNTED BEHIND TOP SEAT.

GAS TANK:

____________GALLON ALUMINUM TANK.

RADIATOR:

HEAVY DUTY ALUMINUM TYPE 3 CORE. ALUMINUM PROVIDES BETTER COOLING CAPACITY.

EXHAUST HEADERS:

MADE OF STAINLESS STEEL WITH 3" COLLECTORS.

EXHAUST PIPES TO EXTEND THROUGH TRANSOM.

REDUCTION UNIT:

MOUNTED ON BACK OF ENGINE AND WILL BE A 2 TO 1 RATIO. REDUCTION UNIT WILL BE BELT DRIVE TYPE. PROPELLER WILL BE MOUNTED TO REDUCTION DRIVE UNIT.

PROPELLER:

___________LENGTH x __________PITCH x 11 1/2" WIDE; CONSTRUCTION OF PROPELLER TO BE OF WOOD COATED WITH CLEAR URETHANE

BILGE PUMP:

1500 GALLONS PER HOUR CAPACITY.

LIGHTS:

FULL NAVIGATION. (RED, GREEN, AND WHITE)

STARTER SWITCH:

KEY TYPE.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR AIRBOAT:

DIESEL POWER

GRASS GUARD

STAINLESS STEEL METAL WORK

HULL PAINTING

BOTTOM HULL OILER SYSTEM

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR AIRBOAT CONTINUED:

ADDITIONAL SEATING ARRANGEMENTS

ALUMINUM NON-SKID FLOOR BOARDS

OIL COOLER:

- HEAVY DUTY MOUNTED IN FRONT OF RADIATOR TO GIVE BETTER COOLING OF INTERNAL ENGINE PARTS.

COMPOSITE PROPELLER

STAINLESS STEEL MUFFLERS

CAGE LIGHTS

FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND BRACKET

LIFE RING

FLARE GUN

WARRANTY:

ENGINE - 6 MONTHS

HULL AND TRAILER - 1 YEAR 

ALL COMPONENTS USED ON THE ASSEMBLY OF COMPLETED AIRBOAT WILL BE ATTACHED USING STAINLESS STEEL BOLTS, WASHERS, AND BRASS LOCK NUTS. (THIS INCLUDES ENGINE STAND TO HULL, PROP GUARD TO HULL, SEATING AND STEERING LINKAGE.)

WE CAN PROVIDE PERSONNEL TO GO OVER COMPLETE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BOAT UPON DELIVERY; IF REQUIRED. (THIS INCLUDES DOMESTICALLY OR INTERNATIONALLY.) 

TRAILER:

- FRAME TO BE CONSTRUCTED OF 5" CHANNEL IRON WITH 3" SQUARE TUBING FOR TONGUE.

- SIDE GUIDES FOR EASY LOADING OF AIRBOAT.

- REAR LOADING JUMP PAD.

- AXLE TO BE 5200 LBS. CAPACITY.

- HUB SIZE TO BE 1 3/4" x 1 1/4" WITH BEARING BUDDIES ON EACH HUB.

- TRAILER LIGHTING TO BE INCLUDED WITH MOUNT.

- TRAILER FRAME WILL BE GALVANIZED.

- TRAILER WHEELS WILL BE GALVANIZED.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT:

- SPARE TIRE

- TANDEM AXELS 


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