a 10' hydroplane
For straight-out speed on the water, not much can match a three-point hydro. In fact the majority of today's high speed boat records have been set by hydros. The two sponsons or "runners" provide stability at high speeds, while air rushing under the tunnel provides lift and a cushion of air. Little, if any, of the aft end of the boat is in the water. At speed the boat will ride on the two sponsons and the propeller.
The SUPER SPARTAN is capable of carrying larger loads and bigger motors than our Tiny Titan model for real excitement at a surpisingly low cost. Construction is easy and fast, with no building form required. For best performance the driver weight should not exceed 190 lbs.
These "thrill" boats should only be used in smooth or protected waters, free from wind and chop. Always wear a safety helmet and life jacket and keep weight to a minimum for optimum performance and safety. The SUPER SPARTAN is an excellent beginning project, even for youths to build on their own, or with a little help from Mom or Dad.
- Length overall:
- Hull depth:
- Average passengers:
- Hull weight (approx.):
- 100 lbs.
- Hull type:
- Three-point hydroplane developed for sheet plywood planking.
- Short shaft outboard motor to 35 hp.
- Can the hull be extended or shortened?:
- No. We also do not recommend increasing the beam.
- Designed for use with Glen-L Series 650 boat trailer plans.