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Old Nov 20, 2012, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by rcairboater View Post
Hello Saito Engine forum! Well I have a question for the expert's. I want to use a Saito engine on a fan boat (airboat) and my hope is I can get some guidance. I will be using a regular airplane prop so the air from the prop will keep the engine cool.

I typically us a .46 two cycle engine, OS, So don't flame me too bad. I need your recommendations on a 4 cycle Saito that is comparable in power. I love the sound of the Saito engine. So with this being said what is recommended? Do you recommended I even use a 4 cycle Saito on a air-boat? I read that the 4 cycles are high maintenance compared to 2 stroke. Your thought's on this?

I watch for the feedback,


my experience (for what it's worth ) of fan boats going back to the 60's, and running Saito's for 15 years you shouldn't have any problems, 4 strokes only need the valves setting after running in and maybe every 5 years,, so go ahead, get rid of that wailing 2 stroke and put a REAL motor in it .

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