914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
8/21/18 9:55 a.m.

NMNA - - $1650.  50hp?

Floating Doc
Floating Doc HalfDork
8/21/18 10:02 a.m.

In reply to 914Driver :

50 HP (at least at the power head), on a 10 foot boat? What could go wrong, other than, oh, maybe a high speed blow over?

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
8/21/18 10:39 a.m.

I know kneeboarding isn't really big anymore, but I still have vivid memories of what happens when you catch the nose for a millisecond. You faceplant so fast that water blows out your ears after entering your nose, and you don't know it's going to happen until after it's happened.

I see the same thing here.

ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual)
ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) Reader
8/21/18 10:43 a.m.

Does anyone know the purpose of those two tubes (ducts?) that seem to be aimed at the drivers head?

Stefan
Stefan MegaDork
8/21/18 10:48 a.m.
ManhattanM (fka NY535iManual) said:

Does anyone know the purpose of those two tubes (ducts?) that seem to be aimed at the drivers head?

They likely hold gauges.

Add a cage and make it a Slolom boat!

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
8/21/18 11:48 a.m.

That looks similar to a Mercury water mouse, which was a small boat originally designed for folks to tool around in a lake at Disney Land. My neighbor had one and spent a lot of time trying to sell it. Hers did not have anything near 50 hp though.

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
8/21/18 12:03 p.m.

One is a gas gage, the other is an auto inflate body bag.

calteg
calteg Dork
8/21/18 1:54 p.m.

"auto inflate body bag"  had me rolling

Sparkydog
Sparkydog Reader
8/21/18 2:53 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

I know kneeboarding isn't really big anymore, but I still have vivid memories of what happens when you catch the nose for a millisecond. You faceplant so fast that water blows out your ears after entering your nose, and you don't know it's going to happen until after it's happened.

I see the same thing here.

This^

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
8/22/18 6:19 a.m.

I have a 14 ft. Python, that hull is a biplane compaired to my MISSILE, I'm scared of it, not even looking for an engine.

NorseDave
NorseDave Reader
8/24/18 9:31 a.m.

The first pic does a really good job of camouflaging the motor.  But the 2nd pic, yikes. 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
8/24/18 12:36 p.m.

Search for miniboat. A bunch out there, but usually with about 10hp or so.

Daylan C
Daylan C SuperDork
8/24/18 12:47 p.m.

I think I want one. Maybe with slightly smaller engine.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/24/18 12:54 p.m.
TheRX7Project
TheRX7Project Reader
8/25/18 7:39 a.m.

That would be a whole lot of fun until it wasn't

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