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Jet boats and Super Cubs
Posted by 180pilot on Jul 19 2005
Mr. King

Well, it appears it's going to get worse for Super Cub Pilots as the outboard manufacturers quit making 2 stroke carburated engines.   The new Tohatsu 40 hp. injected 2 stroke weighs 210lbs.  How can a boat maker spend the time and money today developing a boat designed around smaller 2 stroke engines that are disappearing except on the used market.  I think for marketing sense, Aire would be considering designing a boat that can work with the new larger, heavier engines and will unfortunately need a Cessna 185 or 206 to haul it, and two guys to lift it.  Perhaps that's why their design is 17ft.long?  Your "Jet Ranger will then have the "niche market" for us with the old light engines. Right now, I'm just wondering how many more lakes or watersheds controlled by other then the Feds will close their waters to my non-EPA/CARB approved engine.

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