Engine mounting height

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spooledup50
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Engine mounting height

Postby spooledup50 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:27 pm

I know technology has changed the the airboat industry since I last was involved in air boating

So what's your take on engine mounting height and blade depth in transoms
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Re: Engine mounting height

Postby spooledup50 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:44 pm

spooledup50 wrote:I know technology has changed the the airboat industry since I last was involved in air boating

So what's your take on engine mounting height and blade depth in transoms


I just realized I didn't really ask a question ,

What's the benefit of having the motor up high over down low , what's better for running hard ground ,

I know that the higher it sits the more the center of gravity is shifted up but is there any advantages , I've always liked a boat with a low center of gravity ,


My hull has pretty deep sided 24" so how much blade should be in the hull , it used to be 6" below transom , i see boats now with prop 3 inches of stringers to almost 2 feet ,




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