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    my son and I are planning on building a mini airboat, but I could use some expert advice before we get started. We are thinking of a 5' bottom and 8' to 12' long and made out of 1/8" aluminum. my question is, would a 24 hp Honda 4 stroke horizontal shaft push this boat with 2 people and light gear? also where is a good place to buy small props and part? we are trying to keep the cost of the build as low as possible. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Trapperdan

    My name is skip olsen and if you want to call me I can help you out or point you in the right direction. 907-322-3291

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    Trapperdan,
    If you haven't found Southernairboat.com, there is a wealth of info there on mini's.
    Skip is your man when it comes to info and help. Call him.
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    Mini Airboat Association Forums is another good source.

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    Thank for the info guys. Skip I will try to give you a call this weekend. It sounds like you are the guy to run some ideas passed.

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    I have a 12' long by 6' wide mini. It is aircraft alamunim. I run a 582 rotax with a reduction. It is about 65 hp. It pushes it just fine.
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