69728Re: Fast Motorsailor
- Jul 19 3:51 PMI too measured about 2' for the transom cut which is why I asked the question. Short shafts are usually 15" and long shafts 20". Ultra long would be 25". I've never seen a 35HP UL so guessed I was reading wrong.
Outboard literature says you should be aiming for transom height + 1" when selecting the outboard.
--- In email@example.com, Mark Albanese <marka97203@...> wrote:
> You could do worse,
> I'm certain Phil took great pleasure in this design. For those who
> haven't a copy of BWAOM, here's how he concludes.
> "It's my belief that there never has before existed such a
> combination of sailing performance, power performance, usable space,
> lightness and compactness, and low cost."
> The top of the motor board looks to be just under two feet above the
> bottom. Doesn't that imply a long shaft?
> On Jul 18, 2013, at 9:46 AM, David wrote:
> > Mark
> > Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you very much. The model
> > tempts me more and more. It's almost worth building just to get
> > high resolution pictures...
> > I can understand that few have been built and that resale value
> > would be low. However, as with Oldshoe, I am attracted by the fact it:
> > - will perform astonishingly well
> > - can be built at low cost
> > - can be built in short stints
> > - will bother most conventional boating people
> > I fear I am hooked...
> > BTW: Can anyone please confirm whether the design uses a long or
> > short shaft motor.
> > Best regards,
> > David
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