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noisy 05-29-2010 03:29 AM

what size boat
 
have been given a set of plans for a flat bottom air boat..but its only 24 inches long...i want to blow them up to a size to take a thunder tiger 61....what length......width.... and thickness ( depth.).....do you think i should build to...all suggestions welcome...i know you guys have built these before...help please....bob

RS 38-40 05-29-2010 07:22 AM

RE: what size boat
 
Make the deck about 2 inches wider than the prop you are going to use . When you scale the plans up let the other dimensions come out as they may . It usually ends up that the lenght is a little more than twice the width .

DJLaPalme 05-29-2010 09:36 PM

RE: what size boat
 
I would go aprox. 34"-36" long by 17"-18" wide. I would make a closed deck aprox. 1 1/2"- 2" above the bottom of the hull filled with styrofoam or some other floatation material. Any smaller and you will have a wingless airplane not an airboat unless it weights out like a brick. JMOA. Dennis


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