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Old Jun 05, 2012, 10:15 PM
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Does anyone have this type of boat?

Someone gave me their gas boat. It's called a Hustler. It's about 44" L and has a 13" beam. It is powered by a weed wacker engine. Does any one have a boat like this or knows anything about it?
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Not much but some. The hull is molded plastic which shouldn't be good mounting a hot gas motor into. It's slow, about 17-21 MPH going downhill.
The last one I saw was probably a good year or so ago as a local hobby shop had one sitting there. I was surprised that they were still being made!
With it being free, you really can't complain. Just don't expect a lot from it.
The same company made a slightly faster boat called the Alien. I've never seen one except for magazine ads.
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 06:13 AM
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Hustler Boat

I have 2 of the Hustler boats with weed wacker engines....I have owned them since new (approx 15 years) and still have the manual that came with them. Mine have not been used in a couple of years and we just took them down from the shelf and are in process of replacing fuel lines but expect them to run great...alot of fun!!
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Old Jul 17, 2012, 07:55 AM
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My dad had one of these YEARS ago, probably about 17 years back. You can get more speed out of them with a better prop, and better exhaust (the stock canister does nothing for power), but don't expect to turn it into a 40mph boat. They're still tons of fun though!
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