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AIRE Lion motor setup
Posted by WaltB on Feb 20 2006
Mike,
Thanks for your reply and link to adjustable transom.  I've been talking w/ my local Honda Marine Dealer and in fact,once he understood my plan, suggested some kind of adjustable transom setup.  He has also said to bring the frame in at various stages of construction to look at mounting of motor,etc. and his advise.  Boise's still a small town in many ways!  
My wife read your reply and nixed the "more HP" concept.  We have already bought the Lion tubes (got a helluv winter sales deal 1450$!) in the wife's favorite color, of course. I'm more interested in stability and weight capacity than speed hence the Lion vs. traditional sweep end of 18foot AIRE Leopard. I'm lucky in that I have gotten to know some folks at AIRE factory here in town (Meridian, ID) over the years and have had several back floor tours of assembly, etc.  Ive been able to bounce my idea off some good "boat people".  Your comments on a good floor system are appreciated. Ive been giving that a lot of thought.  Ive got a wirefeed welder I can convert to gas for aluminum but Im thinking I might just let the local fab shop do that part of it for me.  
I'll keep in touch.  Thanks
Walt

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