A look at Firebrand, as it appears in 30-Odd Boats -- it was never
built, as far as I know -- will provide a few ideas about how to
utilize such an engine.
Firebrand, 26'6" x 4'3" and an ancestor of Sneakeasy, was designed as
a simple hull to make best use of a small steam engine. The drawing
shows condenser boxes recessed into the bottom of the hull. The same
idea could be used for whatever you call keel cooling, when there
isn't a keel.
Perhaps you could mount the bike's frame inside the hull, so that the
driver and passenger could sit on the original seats. The original
fuel tank would be used and steering would be with the original
handlebars; a kind of poor man's jetski...
--- In email@example.com, Zack Tiger <zackalicious@y...> wrote:
> One possible solution to the delimma would be to use a
> motorcycle engine incorporating a shaft drive. The are
> many mid-displacement bikes (approx.500cc's) out there
> in wrecker's or breaker's yards available cheap,