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In Reply to: Re: motorcycle engine inboard posted by Woodpecker on September 10, 2003 at 17:50:20:
It sounds like I may as well pull the gearbox off of the motor and use the direct shaft. How could I go about having reverse, any other suggestions about the driveshaft? Is there a science on what angle the shaft/prop should be? If there is something else I need to consider please advise.
Maybe dont pull off the transmission, just use the gear that best matches the prop and horsepower specs. alot of outboards use 1.57 as the motor prop ratio. Maybe you can have a reverse if you use an ATC (3 wheeler or similar) motor.
I think I might have a change of plans. I have a 12 horse briggs motor that I think may be easier to install. Can someone tell me what angle I need to set the prop shaft at when it protrudes out of the boat, I also could use some input on a stuffing box or shaft seal. Do inboard motor boats use some type of biscuit or vibration damper such as an automobile on the engine mounts?
i live near the shore and have been thinking about the same thing for awhile. the idea of paying for an outboard engine that essentially is the same thing the wright bros. used at kittyhawk for thousands of dollars and needs to be fixed every year seems rediculous
please post another message or email and let me know how you made out. the idea has a lot of merit.
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