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Old 12-17-2006, 12:09 AM
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plans for airboat

I'm looking for some plans for a plywood airboat. about 14' long. can anyone help out. i don't need anything real fancy. just want to be able to seat about 3 people and be able to fish without flipping it. don't know what kinda motor i will use yet. i don't need to go fast but i want to be able to make it across a river. friend of mine had a continental 220 years ago, i think it is a bit too big, i want to keep the cost down and not alot of power i would have to worry about getting outa hand.
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:17 AM
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Google 'airboat plans'. Here's one hit... Sam
http://www.glen-l.com/designs/special/airboat.html
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Old 12-17-2006, 02:12 PM
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yea, i ran across thos plans but was wandering if anyone had any better.
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Old 12-17-2006, 03:46 PM
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Maybe build one of theses for each person. Sam
http://www.innovationet.com/item/airboats/bt1_1.htm
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Old 12-17-2006, 04:25 PM
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they also have the two man one. i may go that route. says the 2 man needs a motor around the size of a snow mobile engine. hum,,, i live in northern indiana, i may be able to get one.
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Old 12-17-2006, 09:40 PM
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I tried the google route too, with the same results you guys got, no one wants to give away free plans.

I'm a modeler, not familiar with air boats, but there may be plans here and you may get idea for a design, being most all of the rc airboat are scatch built. Put some real plans with some rc plans and you may have a boat. Not much different except for size and power plant.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/forumid_246/tt.htm
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:30 AM
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You might want to post your question in an airboat forum.

Below is a quote from a hovercraft forum.

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http://www.hoverclubofamerica.org/fo...opic=903&st=30
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Quite a few airboat owners have turned their attention to noise reduction and many are making impressive headway. When I say impressive, I am referring to 600 hp engines operating under power with 50’ sound levels under 90 dB and “normal plane” readings of less than 78 dB. The forum on SouthernAirboat.com contains a great deal of information on both prop and engine generated sound. Yes, there are significant differences in our application and theirs, but there is a good possibility we could each learn from the experience of the other.

My thanks to Ron Miller who called me for discussion on this topic earlier this year and mentioned this website. Ron is an avid airboater who shares our desire to reduce sound level before legislation reduces our available areas to operate. Ron attended the Grand rapids hover-in earlier this year and brought along his 600 hp airboat. For those of you who did not get the opportunity to see it personally, a picture may be found on our forum under “Previous Events/Hover-ins” dated Aug 28, 2006.

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http://www.southernairboat.com/
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Old 12-18-2006, 07:05 PM
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thanks, i'll do a search first. i know how people hate to see the same question 25 times.
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