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Some sort of derelict ultralight. Parasailer I think, no provision for a wing.

Belongs to Dale the Builder, he wants me to get the engine running with an eye toward building an airboat.

I giggled like a 10 year old girl at a pajama party while I was towing it up to the garage. Wife looking out the kitchen window thinking I'd lost my mind and was taking up flying...




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Start searching Gyrocopter or Autogyro to ease her mind.


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Very cool. Run the specs on the motor, though before he puts too much effort into the airboat concept.

From what I understand from a bit of research on airboats, horsepower and torque are your friends. Funny thing, that. When aren't horsepower and torque your friends?

I'd be worried that the set up shown wouldn't have enough thrust for airboating.

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Tell the wife it's half of her birthday present.

And the other half is the big life insurance policy you just took out on her.

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Very cool. Run the specs on the motor, though before he puts too much effort into the airboat concept.

From what I understand from a bit of research on airboats, horsepower and torque are your friends. Funny thing, that. When isn't horsepower and torque your friends?

I'd be worried that the set up shown wouldn't have enough thrust for airboating.


I'm just the mek-a-nik here. Don't know doodly about boats. His stated plan doesn't make sense to me He's thinking small sailboat hull...Gonna be a nightmare from a stability standpoint.

T'was me, I'd be looking for a small aluminum jon boat.




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... Funny thing, that. When isn't horsepower and torque your friends?...


Probably when weight isn't either.

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Too funny Big Grin !


Someone in the area has a couple 3 wheeled paraglider thingys and I always thought that looked like it would be fun.
 
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Can you swim? I read somewhere that only 47% of the adults can.


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Can you swim? I read somewhere that only 47% of the adults can.


Reasonably well, but I don't do boats and have no intention of starting now!




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Very cool. Run the specs on the motor, though before he puts too much effort into the airboat concept.

From what I understand from a bit of research on airboats, horsepower and torque are your friends. Funny thing, that. When isn't horsepower and torque your friends?

I'd be worried that the set up shown wouldn't have enough thrust for airboating.


I'm just the mek-a-nik here. Don't know doodly about boats. His stated plan doesn't make sense to me He's thinking small sailboat hull...Gonna be a nightmare from a stability standpoint.

T'was me, I'd be looking for a small aluminum jon boat.


He's probably going to want a wide, flat bottomed hull that's strong and light. A wide jon boat. or a Carolina skiff. Would be really easy to make your own cold molded hull out of plywood (or synthetic coring for even lighter weight) and west system epoxy and fiberglass mat over it. I don't think the motor will have enough power, to push either over brush and marsh......
 
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The last time I was in an airboat, it was powered by a 650 HP V8. When the dude opened it up, I thought I was being rocketed to hell.


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That isn't enough engine for a reasonable airboat.

My BIL's has an old Lycoming that he puts airplane fuel in. This thing will glide across most anything the Everglades has to offer. Wear muffs


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If he needs propulsion across a Maine lake he should watch James Bond movies featuring boats with long shaft prop motors and try that approach. Perfect engine for basic putt putt at 30 to 60 mph.


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He's thinking small sailboat hull...Gonna be a nightmare from a stability standpoint.

You should sell tickets to this event.



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He's thinking small sailboat hull...Gonna be a nightmare from a stability standpoint.

You should sell tickets to this event.


I'm thinking YouTube... Razz Big Grin




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