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Old 03-31-2016, 04:24 AM
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Default Aeromarine Mean Machine...what year??

....so I bought this boat off ebay.........its supposed to be a Mean Machine by Aeromarine, but it doesn't look like any of the other mean machines.

Can anyone identify the year and model of this boat?

Its about 35 inches long.
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:41 PM
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It's not a Mean Machine as that was much smaller. It's an early Sprint Cat but with Aeromarine hulls they're hard to date as they've been making the same ones for years if not decades.
This is a Mean Machine, one of the prototypes. vvvv
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Old 04-04-2016, 02:58 AM
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Hmmmmmm......

All of the Sprint Cats I looked at have a cowling that imitates a turbine powered boat - but my boat's cowling looks more like a tunnel hull cowling.

The turbine cowling doesn't cover the entire rear half of the boat - mine does.

Also, when looking at my boat from the rear, the deck appears to make a sort of dog leg or "z" shape - the sprint cat deck is also sloped but it is flat.

My deck just doesn't look like a Sprint Cat deck.

My boat is a little over 35 inches long.
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Aeromarine made the hulls in 3 sizes, a .21/.45, a .60 and a .90/gas. Along with those they also offered 2 or 3 different hatches. Outwardly it appears to be a really old Sprint Cat if it really is. Aeromarine also added labels epoxied into the hulls generally around where the engines would mount to show that it is a genuine Aeromarine hull which should also be numbered. I know that some snuck through without the labels as I had one that I got from Remy himself.
This also has Octura hardware on the transom which might indicate its age as Aeromarine came out with their own line of transom mountings.
I'm not saying that it's an Aeromarine but not saying it isn't either but if it truly is, it has to be an oldie. The current Sprint Cat design has been around for a very long time.
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Thanks Ron.

Anyone else got any info on this this boat?

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