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Beginner airboat

Postby Branch1028 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:10 pm

Hi everyone new to the site ive been looking into buying a airboat lately and was wondering what a good starting point would be.

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby mojoe » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:45 am

The answer lies within you: Do you want a boat or a project? Where do you want to ride? What are the intended uses? How big is your family? Do you want to bring them or do you want an airboat to get away? Are you the type of person that won't be happy unless their boat is THE BEST? Budget?

Answe these questions (to yourself) and quantify where you want to end up, not where you want to start.

Then watch what that boat sells for. Look at a few. Then when you buy one, make sure it is priced so that you can sell it for what you paid.

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Branch1028 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:59 am

Thanks for the reply i have a good idea of what i want boat wise im not sure on engine air or auto thats the biggest problem

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Deano » Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:13 am

As is typical, MoJoe has given you a excellent, well thought out answer
to your question, especially given the generic nature in which it was asked.

If you already have a good idea about any of those parameters, it would behoove you to share them when you pose your question. As always (with any internet forum), the quality and correctness of the answers/opinions you get will only be as accurate and fitting as the information you share that can be used as the basis for your answer. In this case, you've not given anything to base an answer on. The person that will always say one or the other is probably not the one you want your answer from anyway.

If you "have a good idea of what i want boat wise" and it is a twelve foot, two man frogger, the answer would be considerably different than if it is a ride boat to tote the whole family across dry ground at times.

Your question as posed, has been debated numerous times and it is quite possible that all the information you're after is already here via the [Search] function at the upper right of the screen. If not, the more useful information you share, the more useful information you can expect in return.
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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby lilly-Pad » Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:09 am

Hello and welcome to SA and the airboat addiction.......... both Deano and Mojoe I think answered your question well I would just add that airplane motors where born to turn a prop , car motors can do it also but have to be taught too do so ......................... :fishing :stirpot:
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Re: RE: Re: Beginner airboat

Postby hogbit » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:01 am

lilly-Pad wrote:Hello and welcome to SA and the airboat addiction.......... both Deano and Mojoe I think answered your question well I would just add that airplane motors where born to turn a prop , car motors can do it also but have to be taught too do so ......................... :fishing :stirpot:

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Branch1028 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:45 am

Thanks... Id lime to be able to hunt fish and just enjoy riding with my family i need atleast three seats and would like to b able to run dry with ease ... Has to be a high side

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Re: RE: Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Branch1028 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:46 am

Branch1028 wrote:Thanks... Id like to be able to hunt fish and just enjoy riding with my family i need atleast three seats and would like to b able to run dry with ease ... Has to be a high side

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Re: RE: Re: Beginner airboat

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:31 pm

Branch1028 wrote:
Branch1028 wrote:Thanks... Id like to be able to hunt fish and just enjoy riding with my family i need atleast three seats and would like to b able to run dry with ease ... Has to be a high side

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Then you should consider a car engine with a gearbox :cheers: To run dry with ease and plenty of people. :stirpot:

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Branch1028 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:01 pm

Thats what im leaning towards just for the fact i can work on it myself

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby kwanjangnihm » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:27 pm

CM boats are for corn fed well nourished dudes!! :stirpot:

Chicks dig big Lycoming AC engines!!!! :thumbleft: :salute: :toothy7:

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:55 am

kwanjangnihm wrote:CM boats are for corn fed well nourished dudes!! :stirpot:

Chicks dig big Lycoming AC engines!!!! :thumbleft: :salute: :toothy7:



You got something against corn :dontknow:

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Gary S » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:14 am

I do when it's added to gasoline.

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Deano » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:10 am

kwanjangnihm wrote: . . . Chicks dig big Lycoming AC engines!!!! . . . .
Hey, what's with the bait and switch ? Oh, you must have accidently posted the wrong video.

Had me all ready for a whole bunch of bikinis or something. :dontknow: I know even an
A/C boat that runs that well can attract more chicks than what were in that video. :D

Saved it for a rain day, nevertheless. :cheers: I will credit you with the fastest 180 turn around I've
never seen to date at 2:46, which was very well done. :thumbleft: Makes me want to get off my cheap
ass and get a Go Pro, so I can play too. Image
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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby aired_out » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:59 am

Don't let the thought of working on an AC motor prevent you from buying one, it's all just nuts and bolts. If you have left over parts just throw them away.... jk but on a serious note, they are just as easy to work on as a car motor just that parts are going to dip into your wallet a little more.


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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby Gary S » Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:22 am

Also less to go wrong.

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:40 am

The problem with ac motor boats is people go into owning them without knowing enough about them.

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby blackpowderscout » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:38 am

There's not much to know. Put oil in it, run the right fuel, and keep your mags dry.
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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby aired_out » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:13 pm

blackpowderscout wrote:There's not much to know. Put oil in it, run the right fuel, and keep your mags dry.


Exactly. Take care of your engine and it will last you a long time, go and dog it everywhere you go and you'll pay for it in the end.


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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:56 pm

blackpowderscout wrote:There's not much to know. Put oil in it, run the right fuel, and keep your mags dry.


I guess I should have put it a bit more clear. I meant knowing about them as for buying one I see more junk out there claiming to be turn key or even good. With an ac engine you better know what you are getting into. It is not that simple.

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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby blackpowderscout » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:26 pm

Fair enough, but I would argue the same holds true for car motors.
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Re: Beginner airboat

Postby jeepinocala1111 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:02 pm

blackpowderscout wrote:Fair enough, but I would argue the same holds true for car motors.


I agree to a point. An ac engine can run pretty darn good even with a lot of bad issues where a car engine will show you the issues much faster. They are two different animals for a beginner.


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