twin water props on some airboats

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kitthackeray
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twin water props on some airboats

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Hi, I have a 12 seater operating outside the US and I see that some manufacturers are supplying with twin electrically driven props attached to the transom of the airboat for, I guess, maneuvering or coming in quiet to a crowded place. Can anyone tell me who makes and markets these units? I have a trolling motor but it doesnt cut it really. And where I park up I could sure use some more steerage.

Be grateful for the heads up.

Chris T. :?:

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Re: twin water props on some airboats

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Floral City Airboats builds quite a few airboats with twin remote operating electric thrust motors. They resemble a trolling motor but are mounted low on the hull. They have a control that allows them to be raised up and lowered remotely and steer with a joy stick. I have seen one fellow that had a GPS integrated unit where the boat would hold position while he fished and another where the owner had a remote control on a lanyard. He launched his boat solo, used the electric motor to move the boat out of the way and then once ready maneuvered the boat to the dock. Not my thing but probably very useful to a charter operation trying to fit into a tight dock area.

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Re: twin water props on some airboats

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Minn Kota used to make them they are called trim and trolls from what I was told they are no longer available.
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Re: twin water props on some airboats

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I have two of the 24 volt trim tab style motors and jog stick. They are brand new and never used if interested just let me know. Thanks!

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Re: twin water props on some airboats

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Have you ever thought about taking jet pump out of a jetski and installing it in the bottom of the boat and then hooking whatever kind of motor/engine to the shaft you like

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Re: twin water props on some airboats

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Thanks to you all who replied. I see there's a system with water jets used as bow thrusters on yachts. That could do it. We'll see ... !

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Re: twin water props on some airboats

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ya, I've seen them on big houseboat.

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