[bolger] MICRO TRAWLER
- I intend to build Bolger Micro Trawler and want to make some modifications.1-One friend builded MT without rear Cabin.OK.Att.two picture of it(Grebe5 and 7).Can I install one aircooledinboard engine at the middle of the rear side?2-Instead of rear cabin,can I build one cabin at front,like the attached picture(15 Ft STB_CUTAWAY)?Valuable ideas are highly appreciated.RegardsNezih
- True Doug, Ford FE gas truck engines had larger diameter crankshafts and cam profiles designed more for low RPM torque, compared to the equivalent car engines. Some GMC truck gassers even had exhaust valve rotators and stellite valve seats, anticipating heavier engine load demands.Your Isuzu may have had oil starvation issues if the oilpan capacity was not increased and the pickup lowered. I have a marinized 1956 Packard V8 with the oilpan capacity increased from 5 quarts to 4 gallons and an integral oil cooler built in. Most working boats of 25-30 feet and up have gone diesel but that may not be a practical option for the MT being discussed. 4 cycle outboards have been around for several years now and have a good track record even in small commercial fishboats that get hard use.