Harley motors

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DSBoutdoors
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Harley motors

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I just bought a mini airboat its my first endeavor into a life long dream. However the motor needs replaced. What are the thoughts on using a Harley Davidson engine for the power. Has it been done or tried and was it worth doing. I do have access to some harley motors and am a pretty decent mechanic. Doing some fab work doesn't really bother me.

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Do a search Chuck at airboat pro's built one some years back.

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The guys at Hartline did a "black Widow" boat around 2003 with 2 Harley motors on it, with custom belt drives. The boat was to heavy and did not perform well. I think it was around 11'- 12 ' feet long. Those motors are not happy @ a constant 4500 rpm.

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EVOPRO 116 Mini Airboat, Harley Davidson Twin Cam 88B Engine, 1.54 to 1 Belt drive Reduction, 3 Blade Sabre Sensenich Prop. SS Metal Works, Gator Hide Seat Covers, MiniPro 116 Hull.

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He's more trouble than you think, he'll kill your sugar, leave you in the drink.

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Might want to consider a Rotax with a gearbox...

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As PapaJack suggested Rotax builds some serious compact hp.

My CanAm ATV runs a 1000 Rotax and it is a beast of a V2 engine about the size of a 12 pack and makes 90hp.

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