Multi engine set-up

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Multi engine set-up

Post by upspirate » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:45 am

I was looking at this boat and it inspired me
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Here ya go!! What Ya think?? :shock: :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: 8) 8) 8) 8)

I may have to get Dave Lott, Kens, and Mr Hot Rod to help with getting the proper prop set-up so it's balanced!!LOL
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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by DaveLott » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:55 am

Hey don't get me involved in this. I am not even in the same bldg with Kens and HotRod nor desire to.
There is a saying that it is not necessary to know everything - only know where to find it when you need to know.

Now regarding your inspiration - I can only say. mmmm. Well, ... hmmm. Dang it, I really don't know what to say but at least you don't go by the addage of different strokes for different folks since you kept it all in the family
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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by upspirate » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:15 pm

One of the problems Oyster pointed out was the non-counter rotating props!!! :wink:

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Post by DaveLott » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:30 pm

upspirate wrote:One of the problems Oyster pointed out was the non-counter rotating props!!! :wink:

Well, then turn the engine around so the prop goes in the other direction. My goodness, that was an easy fix. :lol:
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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by upspirate » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:32 pm

I'm trying to figure out how to mount the red Mark 25 in the background on there too!! :shock:

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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by psychobilly » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:07 pm

Well this brings new meening to, "GENTELMEN, START YOUR ENGINES!" :lol:

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Post by gdcarpenter » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:13 pm

Remember reading about a fella in Britain that was making same such boats. As I recall he was eventually stopped because there was never any doubt that they were being built for drug runners.
This is my first, last and only boat build.

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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by Oyster » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:30 pm

You did say that you wanted the boat to haul tail. But you didn't have to go to that extreme. The fix is not compicated my friend. All you need to do is just move your self foward. :lol: :lol: :P

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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by upspirate » Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:40 pm

gdcarpenter wrote:Remember reading about a fella in Britain that was making same such boats. As I recall he was eventually stopped because there was never any doubt that they were being built for drug runners.
That is one of them:

http://www.snopes.com/photos/boats/drugrunner.asp

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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by kens » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:07 pm

I have seen that work with twins, but have no idea about triples.
The fishermen in Puerto Rico run twin 40's with tillers as a standard workboat.
I guess if twins work good, then triples must be better. :D :) :lol: :lol:
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by psychobilly » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:16 pm

***in best homer simpson voice*** DOOOPPEEEEEE My mind went straight in the gutter on that one kens....

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Re: Multi engine set-up

Post by thudpucker » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:59 pm

Awrite bein seriousq about twins now :x

I saw on NatGeo an outboard in the 20-30' range with twins but they were mounted way out on the edges of the transome.
I wondered about the steering when I saw that. Do any of you know if there's a reason for that mounting that might have to do with solving a Propulsion/steering problem?
I never saw it before.

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