converting inboard to outboard

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by sidetracked, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. sidetracked
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    sidetracked Junior Member

    I posted awhile back inquiring about adding prop tunnels to a 32' Cary/33' Blackfin hull I have. The more I looked into it, the less feasible it seemed to be.

    So, now I am considering converting to outboards which would free up space for a genset and possibly even a gyro stabilizer. The boat is 32.5' feet long, 9'9" beam, with a 24 degree deadrise. Boat is a 3 piece hull (hull, liner, cap) and I can get the cap and liner off to gain full access to modify the stringers and transom for the outboards.

    The fuel tank is the aft of the boat, so the train of thought is to go with saddle tanks where the inboard where previously located. I think I could figure out how to keep the CG pretty close by choosing where to put the genset and/or gyro.

    Are there any guidelines for doing the transom to stringer set up? Anything else I should be thinking about at this stage or any other?


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