I'm sorry Sam I forgot to answer your question. As I
recall they were planing on useing an electric clutch.
I know Pitts is just one maker of them. They are what
we used on the boats I worked on, to drive washdown
and hydraulic pumps. It's just a matter of flipping a
Your shiv on your propshaft wouyld need to be about 10
inches dia to get a 2 to 1 as I recall the clutches
were 5.5 inch dia and used two 1/2 or 5/8 Vee belts.
I'm sure Pitts had a website and I'll see if I can
Yes your propshaft will need to have thrust bearings.
I know they make a doubble taper pillow block that
will handle the side loading of your shafe as well as
take the load of the drive belts.
You would need to make a steel frame to mount every
thing to and to take the thrust loads from the
propshaft. The thing would be just simple fab work.
But you would need some solid mount points in the hull
to bolt it to.
--- Sam Glasscock <glasscocklanding@...
> Krissie, would the pulley set-up require two thrust
> bearings on the shaft, with the pulley mounted
> them? Would the shaft coming off the motor itself
> have to rest in a remote bearing, or would the motor
> be able to take the overhang of the loaded pulley.
> Sorry for the very basic questions, but I have never
> done or seen a set-up like this.
> --- Kristine Bennett <femmpaws@...> wrote:
____________________________________________________________________________________Ready for the edge of your seat?
Check out tonight's top picks on Yahoo! TV.