Mini kit on my layout boat.

radfordc
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Mini kit on my layout boat.

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LiFan 2.5 hp engine on a fiberglass boat.
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Re: Mini kit on my layout boat.

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Nice rig i like the convert a bunks too

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Is that a homemade boat?

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jmscherrman wrote:Is that a homemade boat?
Yea, I was wondering the same thing. Nice little hull. I would love to know what it weighs and who built it.
Psalm 55:7 - Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness.

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Yes, it's a homemade hull. I bought it from someone who also bought it, so I don't have any info on who actually built it. It's 13 ft long and hunts OK with just me and a couple dozen decoys. I have to be careful about keeping my weight balanced as there is much freeboard. I only hunt it in shallow marshes.

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Jon noticed that the motor was mounted too high and needed to be lowered. I've already done that and it does work much better.
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That looks like a fun little rig. Have you clocked it with GPS yet?

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It's not fast...5 mph or so.

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I'm only getting 6 with my setup, don't worry about it. Beats the hell out of paddling!

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Our redesigned Mini kit is lighter and faster than the old model. With a jetted 99cc Predator, stainless header, & K&N style breather, it pushes a 10ft jonboat (90lbs) and myself (210lbs) to a planing speed of 10mph. The new Mini Swamp Runner should be available within the next week or two.
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