Re: Kubota engine for Little Effort
- John, it's a D1503, 3 cylinder, 1.5L, 33.4 hp @2800 rpm. I hope to
find a small Hurth/ZF box for it. I'm assuming it has a std. SAE
bellhousing and flywheel, even though it's out of a tractor. If the
326lb figure I got from Kubota's web site applies to the tractor
bellhousing and flywheel, I should be in the ballpark with a 30 - 50lb
gearbox. Thanks for the info on the Gray - I was wondering.
Yes I hope this is the one. I've been torn between the idea of a
big skiff and a day cruiser, and Little Effort looks like it might
qualify as both. I'm looking forward to getting the plans. I'm
assuming it's built alot like Russell R., but have no idea whats in
the shelter house.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "John Kohnen" <jkohnen@...> wrote:
> What model Kubota is that? It should be a good fit for Little
> 112 cu. in. Gray specified in the plans weighed 410 lb., with
> but no reduction, and gave 29 hp. at 2,000 rpm. The Kubota will turn
> considerably faster so you'll want a reduction gear so you can use a
> sensible propeller. What are you planning on using for a reverse
> Maybe now you'll finally make up your mind and start building
> On Sun, 10 Dec 2006 10:16:38 -0800, Andrew H wrote:
> > I'm taking this as a sign.
> > About a week ago my Atkin boat project grew...again. I've been settled
> > on the idea of a lapstrake plywood, flat bottomed boat for a while
> > now, with the occasional short lived fantasy of more complex boats
> > like the tunnel stern seabright skiffs, etc. The first plans I bought
> > were Elon Jessup, then Russell R., then Tom Davin, and now I've
> > ordered study plans fo Little Effort. About the same day I ordered the
> > plans a Kubota engine of just the right size for little effort (32 hp,
> > 326 lbs.)came up on ebay - relatively nearby and cheap (needs work).
> > Can't be coincidence, must be fate. So I bought it. We shall see. If
> > it doesn't work out I know a guy thet needs a bobcat engine.
> John <jkohnen@...>
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> sometimes has to eat them. <Adlai Stevenson>