widest lightest runnabout for 15hp honda

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charles9888
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widest lightest runnabout for 15hp honda

Post by charles9888 » 01 Aug 2016, 13:41

I am in ontario and looking on kijiji for a runabout project> I would like to get my hands on a small aluminum runabout(15 inch transom height) around two hundred lbs for my 15hp honda.I like starcraft springbok crestliner mirrocraft but open to other makes available in ontario.Its difficult to get the weight and beam of specific models from the 60s and 70s.I am here to p[ick the brains members that may have these stats in memory or can direct me to a source. Thanks in advance for any input that aids me in my search.

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widest lightest runnabout for 15hp honda

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 01 Aug 2016, 18:30

I have a 1968 StarCraft Falcon which is one of their smallest runabouts at 14' and rated for 40hp. StarCraft did make 12' runabout but they are hard to come by.
1971 14' Ward's Sea King Jon Boat / 1983 Mariner 25HP

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Kismet
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widest lightest runnabout for 15hp honda

Post by Kismet » 01 Aug 2016, 23:14

Mid-50's Alumacraft R model 12' boats (actually, 11'9") are 54 inches wide and came as runabouts. Pappy, who posts here, has a variation he crafted to having a console and steering wheel and throttle.

Specs suggest an 18 hp on the open boats, and maybe 25hp? (not sure) on the runabout. Correspondence with Alumacraft indicated they made about 1400 of them from 54-61-ish.

If and when Pappy posts, he can clarify.

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1955 Alumacraft Model A
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 08&start=0
1959 Alumacraft Model F
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25386
1980 Alumacraft Model F7, 1955-56? Johnson 10hp
http://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35326
1956 Alumacraft Model RB
http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39249

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Pappy
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widest lightest runnabout for 15hp honda

Post by Pappy » 02 Aug 2016, 10:54

10'-12' aluminum airboat hull! 8) They are usually well over 6' wide.
I know I know....you guys up there can't readily obtain these.

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bobberboy
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Post by bobberboy » 03 Aug 2016, 08:41

Every summer several 12' runabouts like this one show up on Craig's List. Keep looking and you'll probably something that suits you.

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widest lightest runnabout for 15hp honda

Post by sonny.barile » 04 Aug 2016, 22:32

13 ft. Duranautic. I have one I run with a 15hp Yamaha and I can hit 29mph. 58 inch beam and 150 lb.

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