I had 8v53n engines in a 38' Hatteras with 2:1 Twin Disc 506 gears. Cruise was 15-16 kts with 24" X 22" 4- blade props.
Simple line drawing of a 26' lobster style boat
Diesel Inboard vs Outboard
Most small boats are designed by the marketing department -- an outboard is therefore the obvious choice, as the...
Hopefully the front won't fall off ...
How 'bout one of these? http://www.sky-net.org.uk/kelvin/launches/index.html
Why not use white lead again? http://www.kirbypaint.com/products/
I live in Qualicum Beach -- may I come by for a look? I am not an expert in steel boats, but once owned a 1960 vintage Akerboom...