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rocketkart 06-29-2019 09:06 PM

not a gokart
I know its not a cart but thought I would share it anyway. my new toy I have been playing with is a 10 foot mini airboat powered by a 4a084 engine and a Volkswagen carb. going to be getting about 55hp out of this little engine plus I got the 1.69.1 belt drive so it should really wake it up.

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950speed 06-29-2019 09:18 PM

That’s pretty sweet, what prop are you going to use?

rocketkart 06-29-2019 09:22 PM

I went back-and-forth trying to figure out what to use but settled on a whirlwind three blade razor X series

landuse 07-01-2019 04:33 AM

Nice build!! Good to see you back and still messing wit airboats :D

rocketkart 08-03-2019 04:36 PM got the cage on it and has a few test runs with it.

Bansil 08-03-2019 05:07 PM

How flat does water have to be for one of these? Always see them in everglades ,buyous and such.

Been thinking lake project ,we can get 1-1/2 roller wakes.
Very cool, how is slow maneuvers down (like docking) and how do you stop? Do they have reverse like a regular boat?
Sorry for all the questions...very cool

rocketkart 08-03-2019 05:36 PM

I have ridden in a few air boats where the water was scary choppy and 2 foot white caps Of course we were in a 14 foot river master hull with a Continental 0540 with Plenty of power and 2ft sides on the boat with a splash pan on the transom. Role of driving a airboat is when in doubt floor it. the wider the boat is the more Stable it stable it is at all speed. All airboats are naturally unstable but you learn how to control them. I did fast. As for brakes that do make Water brakes but I don’t recommend using them in Deepwater because if you stop to fast the back of the boat could go under ! As for having reverse. If you got the money for a Very fancy hub to turn the pitch of the prop backwards you can have reverse. Diamondback made a reversing hub for about $7000 I’m not shore if there makeing it anymore do to it not being a hot seller. You can imagine why Lol

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