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by redoak
Wed May 20, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Long shaft on a Squirt
Replies: 17
Views: 7961

Re: Long shaft on a Squirt

The forces applied to a transom from an outboard are usually misunderstood. Most think the outboard will rip the top of the transom off the rear of the boat. This is a misnomer. When an outboard pushes a boat through the water the stresses are on the bottom of the motor clamp/plates pushing INWARD. ...
by redoak
Wed May 20, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Porpoising
Replies: 18
Views: 7731

Re: Porpoising

Blueridge, You are on the right track. Keep adjusting your smart tabs till you find the sweet spot. Having much experience with the smart tabs, I'm betting you will find the lightest setting to be the one. These wood boats are very light, and smart tabs instructions are generally set up for a heavie...

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