Re: [AtkinBoats] Everhope Power?
- Unfortunately, there aren't any moderate power gasoline marine engines being
made anymore. :o( There are lots of used Atomic Fours out there though, and
you can even buy a remanufactured one ready to drop in. I think Atomic Fours
are about 25 hp. There are some marine diesels in the 20-45 hp. range that
should work well in Everhope, they're usually sold for auxiliary power in
sailboats (often replacing Atomic Fours). Hugo Tyson wrote here a while back
about his plan to get a modern diesel of about the same displacement as the
antique engine called for by W. Atkin, and then running it below its rated
rpm to produce about the same horsepower -- and less noise and vibration. A
good plan. I think there may be possibilities in doing the same sort of
thing with ome of those gas four-cylinder GM engines that used to come with
a lot of I/Os. 140 cu. in. and rated at about 78 hp. at 4,400 rpm when
mounted in a Chevrolet, if I remember right.
On Mon, 22 Mar 2004 20:44:28 -0000, Dave wrote:
> My Dad has had a set of Everhope plans in his draw or on his wall
> for 30 years. Well, I've built my own powercat flats boat, and I've
> built my own nutshell tender and the bug is still with me and the
> Everhope looks grand for a Gulf Grouper Boat - out to about 20 miles
> with three aboard.
> To get the maximum performance from the hull - W.A. says 45hp at
> 3500rpm. Okay - what engine or engine/transimission would give you
> that performance?
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