Have you looked at ebay? Also, there are several internet places that have motors for sale, like boattrader.com.
You also can change some long shafts to short shafts easily. Some are just made as long shafts.
Good luck hunting for a motor.
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If you are that worried, I would stuff some foam in areas that are not visible. I just have never worried about a wood boat coming apart that bad. The motor is the last thing I think about, if you would have an accident with the boat.
Yes, you never want a bend in the cable at all. A bend would cause the steering not to work. If you wanted to keep the cables hidden, you would have to use the steering cable system or hydraulic. The cable system is where the cables wrap onto the steering wheel housing. The first boat I built, that ...
- Thu May 18, 2006 2:31 pm
- Forum: Human Power
- Topic: Stripper canoe design and build
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I have not done a canoe, but finished a kayak this fall. I did the bottom with plywood and the deck is in 1/4 by 3/4 inch strips of cedar. Fiberglassed the cedar and varnish it for a smooth deep finish. It took about 16 hours just to strip the deck. It just takes time and patience
Either would work well with the size motor and boat. I like the rack and pinion. I have been watching ebay for a steering system. There are some good deals there and can order the length of cable you need.
- Thu May 18, 2006 5:24 am
- Forum: Small outboards
- Topic: Single Flying Saucer Cockpit
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I have decided to build the flying saucer, but with a single cockpit. I see that this has been done by a Jerry Waller. Has anyone else built this boat like that and where did you locate the cockpit?