Atkins Hardtack using an outboard

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Delaney, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Delaney
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    Delaney Junior Member

    I want to use a small outboard on this boat and put it in a well so the propeller is in the same spot as the inboard propeller in the design. I just want a displacement speed boat so I was thinking a 9.9 would be fine. I thought about putting it off the back, but was not sure how it would affect the boat moving through the water.

    Thanks for the input
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Why not. Might have to add some weight forward...fuel o batteries get the boat on he lines.

    Steering arrangement might take some thought.

    If you google around there are a few designs around that have already adapted that hull form with a motor in a well.
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