pyt a in bord in a zip

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pyt a in bord in a zip

Postby pittdn43 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:58 pm

Hi all I'm new to building a boat I know I can build a zip. I have a 4cyl 110 lb 60 HP motor the the army used in airplanes in the 70s can I put this in the boat and how?

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Re: pyt a in bord in a zip

Postby BayouBengal » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:27 am

I expect that you could set it up with a V-Drive if you really wanted to. Why not build an extended TinyMight?
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Re: pyt a in bord in a zip

Postby Andy Garrett » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:14 am

I'm going to say no.

An airplane engine, especially of the type you describe, is almost certainly air-cooled.
Inboard boat motors are liquid cooled with purpose built exhaust manifolds etc.

The exception, and a place where aircraft engines have been used on boats for decades is airboats (swamp-buggies). But those are mounted very high in the airstream with a propeller.

On another note..., I might be interested in the engine if it needs a home.
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