motor well and stern hung rudder....
- I'm pouring over my oldshoe plans, figuring how much lumber and
epoxy to order. Of course i can't leave well enough alone. I have a
little 2hp 4 stroke honda outboard great little motor but i hate
looking at it. Was thinking about puting a little motor well back
there in the rear well and hanging the rudder off the transom. The
well would'nt be long enough for the outboard to tilt but at less
than 25lbs. It would be real easy to move around as needed. I use a
sculling oar most of the time anyhow unless the current is too much.
The hull shape allows me to put the well way back in the stern
without affecting buoyancy under normal conditions. The oldshoe is
just a smaller micro as far as the keel, hull, bow and stern wells
and rudder. So if you have any experience in any of these boats i'd
love to hear what you folks think. Thinking about faxing bolger but
i'm a bit hesitant.
Thanks for any input.
- --- smithriverranger wrote:
> I'm pouring over my oldshoe plans,...
> Of course i can't leave well enough...
> Was thinking about puting a littleIt is easier said than done, of course,
> motor well back
but I recommmend following the plans
accurately. So often, changes to PCB's
plans have unintended consequences.
PCB has also written more than once
that designing good motor wells is
difficult, and I feel that he avoids
them whenever he can.
You could ask him, he would answer.