Re: [bolger] Drive Options
- The tunnel fills up with water as soon as the prop starts turning, so you'd
still have a hole in the hull, except at rest and even then it'll be pretty
close to the waterline.
There are a couple of tunnel stern boats in the Utilities section of the
Atkin catalog, and several tunnel stern Seabright skiffs:
On Tue, 31 Aug 2004 21:04:56 -0000, Phil wrote:
> I have been thinking about my conversations with Suzanne about drive
options for a Tahiti
> like craft. I have some experiance with shallow draft tugs that run the
Yukon and Tanana
> rivers. They have a tunnel hull where the wheel is actually partially out
of the water. I don't
> want to buy an outdrive, but still want shallow draft capability. If I
have the drive line at
> the correct angle, the end of the shaft would be above the water line so
> the worry about having a hole in the hull.
> I worry about a tunnel hull out in open water though, occasionally the
river tugs to have to
> go into the Barents Sea to get to Nome or St Micheals, they seem to do ok,
none has ever
> sunk to my knowledge, not sure how efficient though.
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