VW Rear Drive Airboat
built by Steve Bennett
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Steve Bennett's VW Airboat
Steve & Linda Bennett's VW Airboat.
This great airboat is powered by a Great Plains 2100cc VW Engine,
with the Great Plains Rear Drive System.
This is the original test unit for the Rear Drive System.
The drive system has accumulated over 240 hours of running time.

The engine features a stock alternator, dual carbs, CompuFire ignition
and stock VW blower and cooling shrouds.

The engine turns a 56" diameter,
3 bladed (ground adjustable) Power Fin prop.

The boat was built out of 1/4" plywood and
the empty weight of the entire boat is about 550 lbs.

The boat will carry three adults and a cooler!
Not to mention that it also carries an 18 gallon fuel tank
- gas consumption is just under 5 gallons an hour.

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