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    Rd2 mini

    Yes, RD stands for research and deveplopment, but in this case it means Ronnie Deschamp. He is responsible for the R+D on the minipro116 and now the RD2 aluminum mini. This mini runs 35 MPH with a 35 horse briggs.

    This one only is $ 11,500.00. The next one will be about $ 13,800.00. Here are the
    specs.
    Hull: Alum. .090 with Steel Flex, 11 ft 8 inches X 7 ft
    Engine: 35 HP Briggs Vangard
    Metalworks: Conduit with Powdercoat
    Drive: Red 1.69 to 1
    Prop: 6026
    Steering: 2 airfoil rudders, 36" X 20", Teleflex Cable with 8.5 inch travel. SS rods.
    Throttle: Billet Pedal, Teleflex Cable, Ball joints, ss brackets.
    Fuel: 87 Octane, 6.5 gal Alum. Tank.
    Battery: Red Top Gell, Battery Box.
    Exhaust: Dual with MiniPro SS Mufflers.
    Seats: Fiberglass airboat seat shells, Lynn's Stitch shop marine vinyl
    Trailer: Galvanized.
    This boat is second to none, well maybe the MiniPro 116.

    Thanks, Chuck







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    Re: RD2 MINI

    I just replaced 21 pictures in the gallery under Chuck's Album. Maybe I can upload some more tomorrow after we test
    the new MiniPro 105 with the 40 HP Kohler. We think we can pass 40 MPH and run the ground. Thanks, Chuck

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    what happened chuck

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    The pictures we had in the gallery were lost in the site crash and I've started re installing them. I liked your post in
    Louisiana Sportsman. I joined and posted to defend our boats. Check it out now. Thanks again. Chuck

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    have you been hearing any input back from dustin and bonnie on their boat , chuck ?

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    Not in the past few months. Dustin has been sick so maybe they haven't played with their boat much. I will try to talk to them.
    Thanks, Chuck

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    I found it

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    Maybe you can direct me the right direction, are theseRD2 minis still being built? If so can you post the company name/website. I called a number I found on here but never had a returned call. Thank you in advance.

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    Chuck {owner of airboat Pros } was diagnosed with cancer a few years back...He closed up shop and said he wanted to travel while he had the chance..

    Aluminum .120 14' X 76" hull
    Teledyne 4a084-4 engine
    Circle S 1.69:1 reduction
    67" Whirlwind "Razor X" prop



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    Re: RD2 MINI

    Sorry to hear that, our thoughts and prayers will include him and his family. Iím reading these threads but would really like to just buy one, because I have done the experiment/diy with a bowfishing boat and love what I now have but if I was to tally up the receipts I could have bought a name brand boat and been enjoying it from the beginning! So Iím looking for one that is for a reputable builder but internet searches donít seem to get me there. Arrow Prop had their hull welder hurt his back and so I am searching further from home. Meeker was a stones throw! Any direction would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: RD2 MINI

    Keep in mind some of these threads are over 10 years old so I'm sure there's been a price adjustment{like everything} from past years...Some of the members from Fla. might see this and chime in on the mini builders in their area..

    Aluminum .120 14' X 76" hull
    Teledyne 4a084-4 engine
    Circle S 1.69:1 reduction
    67" Whirlwind "Razor X" prop



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