THE LAKE-BUGGY (2 seat) AIRBOAT
Plans are only $14.50
Many people impressed with the simplicity and economy of their small boat have asked for airboat plans that will carry 2 men and some equipment. After months of building, testing and changing, The designers felt they were ready to introduce this 2-man airboat, the LAKE-BUGGY 2 seater.
This airboat was designed to carry 2 men (180 lbs. ea.), plus 80 lbs of equipment, and still skim along in only 2 inches of water at 20-25 mph. The boat itself is built from 1/4″ plywood with fiberglass covering. The (honeycomb) interior design adds super strength, and with optional poly foam fill, the boat becomes nearly impossible to sink.
The power system has been designed with a low center of gravity (low engine). This allows freedom of air coming into the prop, greatly improving efficiency. Also, if desired, this power system can be fabricated and then adapted to your own Jon or similar type boat. Another positive feature designed into the power system is versatility of engine make and horsepower.
Although the 20 hp. Lloyd, that was originally used, is an excellent engine for this boat they have become hard to find so other similar types and horsepower’s of engines can be used, thus allowing the use of an engine you might already have.
The cost to build the LAKE-BUGGY 2, using all new materials, should be between $800 and $1000, and much less if you buy used parts for the motor, which is the biggest expense. This sounds expensive, but comparable kits from airboat manufacturers start at $5,000. We also feel the time spent working on this project will be a very worthwhile and enjoyable investment.
As with the LAKE-BUGGY single seater, every effort was made to incorporate durability as well as economy and simplicity into the designs. It’s hoped that we have succeeded again with the LAKE-BUGGY 2 seater.
“It looks so simple, why should I need a set of plans?”
The LAKE-BUGGY as it appears in the plans was the result of months of testing and changing. It was discovered, just as with the smaller boat, that small changes in the center of gravity and engine location for example, makes large changes in speed and handling performance. The developers would have gladly spent $14.50 to get it right the first time, because it would have saved them much frustration and a great deal of time.
There have been many requests for complete kits. However, because all of the materials are so common it would be a waist of your money to purchase one. Also, when you figure in shipping costs and our time to make the kit up it would be impossible for us to make one available at a reasonable price, which is what this project is all about in the first place.
THIS BOAT HAS BEEN DESIGNED THE BEST IT CAN TO BE A SAFE AND RELIABLE PRODUCT. HOWEVER, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BUILD AND OPERATE IT, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST BEFORE STARTING TO MAKE IT AND PRACTICE GOOD SAFETY AT ALL TIMES.
Airboatfun Productions assumes no liability in connection with this product or your use of it should you decide to build the airboat. We are only providing the plans as an educational material. All rights to the plans are reserved by Airboatfun and protected under United States Copyright Laws.
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