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In Reply to: Re: homemade outboard posted by KenOhki on April 10, 2003 at 07:13:43:
havent worked on the project since the last post, been mostly concentrating on getting a boat. By the way your idea of filling the inside lower end with water is the most awesome idea, I was like "duh" why am I wrapping in garbage bags jeez. I will do that as soon as I get back to it. I am bidding a a boat, its sort of a hybrid inflatable-figerglass hull type thing. It comes with a 30 hp outboard that looks to be in good shape. take a look at the link and let me know what you think...
Well, that semi inflatable dosent look to bad. I am not sure I would pay that much for a inflatable ( almost 1500 now ) but then again, the motor itself is just about worth that alone so it ia probably a pretty good buy.Good Luck with the bidding.
Well I won the boat, $1775 on ebay. Way way way more than I wanted to spend, but I did comparables on it and it seems to be worth about that in this area. No work on the project yet. Ken did you get the carb and shaft problem figured out?
Unfortunetly, No, not yet. its running, just not running well.
Tested the boat today. It worked great I am very happy with it. My wife and I sat next to eachother in the front, I was suprised by how much space it had, we were comfy. The motor started right up and it was very powerful when I opened it up. I would say this thing tops off at about 40+ mph. Unfortuanately I do not think I will be able to test the homemade outboard on this boat, I will have to move the existing motor and dont want to mess with it. It was a fun project though. Photos below
Looks like you might be able to mount the prodject next to the main motor. it will work if it isnt centered, most trolling or backup motors often sit to the side of the main motor anyway
I looked at the rear and it does not look like there will be enough room for both motors. I can try to make the two square steel motor mount plates smaller then see if that helps. Or if it is easier, just take off the 30 hp motor and hook up the prototype.
That will kinda suck if you have to remove the 30 to test the prototype. But then again, it isnt that big of a deal unmounting the 30. I can see it now, You will use it once, prove to yourself it works, take a few pictures, then remount the 30 and never look back hehehe.
That will probably happen, not the way I envisioned it orgiginally. Just a thought, if I sent this thing to you, would you be interested in using/testing it, maybe making improvements? Its really a heap of bad welding and leaking lower end but I am curious if it would work.
Wonder what the shipping cost on that would be from California to Maine.
If you shiped it up I can test it, and maybe make a modification or 2. I am pretty certain it will work. From what I understand, the only real hurdle left is stopping the lower unit from leaking. Hmm, well, that and the starter rope,, I dont have a cordless drill anymore.
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