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by AlaskanOutdoorsman
Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 190

12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions

Does anyone have first hand information on 12'-14' mini's (aluminum not fiberglass) running Rotax 582's? Specifically, I'm curious how heavy your hulls were, how they pulled, where you ran, if you had a poly bottom or ran frog-spit, etc., what they could haul, and to see if anyone did any thrust tes...
by AlaskanOutdoorsman
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Belt Redrive/Reduction help for Yamaha RX1 engine
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Belt Redrive/Reduction help for Yamaha RX1 engine

I forgot to add I was cautioned to steer clear of cog belt PSRUs for YG4 engines due to their high speed, torque and HP and was told there may not be cogged belts rated for max engine RPM of 9000. These engines red line around 12000 rpm. An immediate option would be spending $2000 on a SPG4 gearbox ...
by AlaskanOutdoorsman
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Belt Redrive/Reduction help for Yamaha RX1 engine
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Belt Redrive/Reduction help for Yamaha RX1 engine

Hi all. I'm looking for some help build a reduction drive for my airboat. To be frank, I jumped into a rebuild project that I don't have all the knowledge for so I'm posting for any and all assistance I can get. In short, I live in Alaska and sold the 65HP Rotax engine, 3:1 C-type gearbox and IVO pr...
by AlaskanOutdoorsman
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Green 12' boat owner needs assistance..
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Re: Green 12' boat owner needs assistance..

cntry141iq - I have 2.75" of clearance from the tip of the propeller to the deck as it sits. The measurement from the center of the propeller mounting bolt to the deck is 36 and 13/16". I don't intend on modifying the exhaust (although I may replace it), but do need to have the mounting b...
by AlaskanOutdoorsman
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:05 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Green 12' boat owner needs assistance..
Replies: 9
Views: 1745

Green 12' boat owner needs assistance..

Hello! Well, I just picked up my first airboat: a 2 seat, all welded, 12x7 boat with a Rotax 582 (65HP) engine. I live in Alaska, and was told to check out this form for the best information and education. The hull's in great shape but I need a new prop and a carb cleaning (told the idle is to high ...

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