plans for airboat

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by sledhead, Dec 17, 2006.

  1. sledhead
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    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.
     
  2. SamSam
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  3. sledhead
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    yea, i ran across thos plans but was wandering if anyone had any better.
     
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  5. sledhead
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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.
     
  6. Quicksilver
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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
     
  7. kach22i
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    You might want to post your question in an airboat forum.

    Below is a quote from a hovercraft forum.

    LPBondurant
    http://www.hoverclubofamerica.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=903&st=30
     

  8. sledhead
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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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