50011Re: [bolger] Re: Outboards for Micro
- Jul 7, 2006Thanks Greg and all who replied. This is the type of information I
needed. If I can get by with the short shaft all the better. It is 2
lbs. lighter and 5" smaller to handle.
Anybody have any reliability comments regarding the Yamaha 4 strokes?
On Jul 7, 2006, at 5:35 AM, Greg Flemming wrote:
> Sorry for not replying earlier but only just sighted this post. As
> far as I am aware Matilda Jean is built to plan and the long shaft
> motors do not clear the water when tilted up (if you can tilt them
> up provided the cowling over the motor is not too big, as is the
> case with the 4hp 4 stroke Yamaha)
> If you look at the photo of Micro, Cricket in the files section of
> the Bolger Overflow Group 7 in a file called Australian Micros, you
> will see a great photo of Cricket which sports a Yamaha 5 hp motor,
> and the transom has been modified so that the motor can clear the
> top of the transom cut-out.
> The Micro of Peter de Boer in Holland also sports the same modifed
> transom (see article in Water Craft No 29 of Sept/Oct 2001) As do
> several others, of course)
> The point is that the motor will far enough into the water, even as
> a short shaft, so you do not need a long shaft on Micro, I think?
> Greg F
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