641Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Small air cooled inboard motors
- Apr 12, 2005Take a cue from Robb and mount the engine on rubber. I think I'd make a
subframe that holds both the engine and gearbox, so you won't have any
problems with belt or chain tension -- and possible transmitted vibration,
then mount that subframe on rubber mounts. They sell expensive cushion
couplings for marine engines, but you can probably find something at your
local bearing store that will work fine between the gearbox and prop shaft
with a low-horsepower engine. The inboard end of the prop shaft would be
supported by a combination thrust/radial bearing, readily available at the
An air-cooled engine (especially a diesel!) is going to be noisier than the
Baby Huskie too. You might want to think about a soundproofed engine box
with air ducted to, and away, from the engine.
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 18:47:40 -0000, dmede808 (what's your name anyway?)
> ...Baby Husky spec'd
> I am also concerned that the higher
> RPMs with the single cylinder will cause more vibration than the Palmer
> for this boat.--
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb.
"Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
<Alfred North Whitehead>
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