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by benpetre
Thu May 21, 2009 4:31 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

Ok, project started. I bought belle isle plans and have started a 1/8th scale proof of concept scale model. Progress can be seen here.

Http://drpetre.com/boat
by benpetre
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

looks like velvet drive also has a similar low profile tranny v-drive combo...it is very tempting.....
by benpetre
Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

Yes! That is very similar to what I want to do! I would probably shift everything forward a bit trading foredeck space for aftdeck as it is a large foredeck. Unfortunately, I want to build the boat, not buy it. Looks like he compensated with a wider aft.
by benpetre
Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

in boat design theory- does it matter where the major wieghts in the boat are or where they are in relation to the center of flotation? in other words-if the engine/tranny is moved aft 4-5 feet (calculates to 4059 foot lbs) can this be fully compensated for (in theory) by placing 200 lbs 20 feet ahe...
by benpetre
Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

Not looking to go 100, especially with my kids potentially driving this some day! The ultimate goal is to have a classic looking boat that functions much like a newer runabout with an open cockpit design. I envision a multipurpose craft for cruising the lake, skiing, wake boarding, tubing, etc. Woul...
by benpetre
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

Also-from what i understand, changing the shaft angle changes performance characteristics of the boat. Increased angle helps with the acceleration because it keeps the bow down and a shallow angle increases top speed because it uses more of the force for forward motion? Is this true? How much differ...
by benpetre
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

Re: converting from standard inboard to v-drive

Thank you both for the informative replies. I think i have decided on the belle isle to try this on. My logic being that the lager boat will be less sensitive to weight changes and will allow more wiggle room for enlarging the cockpit. I will certainly look into that tranny-vdrive combo, it looks pr...
by benpetre
Tue Apr 21, 2009 8:16 am
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: converting from standard inboard to v-drive
Replies: 31
Views: 8415

converting from standard inboard to v-drive

I am in the planning stages of building a glen-l boat. I grew up going to my grandparents house in PA and cruising the lake, learning to waterski, kneeboard, wake board behind a beautiful 1942 19' century barrel back. I am in love with this boat, unfortunately it was given to my aunt when my grandpa...