Converting Outboard to Inboard?

Discussion in 'Inboards' started by RosesToAshes, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    If you set up the tender locked to the stern, like a barge setup, the steering and handling will be similar to having an outboard installed on a stern bracket.
     
  2. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    RosesToAshes,

    Sorry, but it's no clearer to me. See Post #11.

    How about this: can you post a few pictures of the vessel?

    Without a better discription / images, I don't believe anyone can really make any truly helpful, informed comment.

    -Tom

    P.S. I am a Transport Canada licensed, commercial tow boat captain and I own a houseboat. I would like to help you and by no means mean to discredit others comments on this thread. We simply need more information to comment effectively.
     
  3. RosesToAshes
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    RosesToAshes Junior Member

    I unfortunately can't. we haven't chosen a houseboat yet. we are just looking and I was curious to know if you could do such a conversion
     
  4. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Of course you can but at what cost, and I don't mean just monetary.

    I wouldn't advise any changes, you should buy a boat that is correct and what you want in the first place.

    Good luck. Oh, do you know the happiest two days of a persons life? The day they but their boat and the day they sell it!

    -Tom
     
  5. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I keep on hearing that about the two happiest days. In my experience that is not so. I love boats. I love operating boats. I love working on boats. Buying and selling is only incidental to ownership.
    Roses to Ashes: You have another thread about modifying the houseboat. I think that you may be trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. It may end up being an expensive project that will end up in something unsafe and unusable.
     

  6. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    Yah, maybe, but it'll be a good learning experience and great for the economy!

    -Tom
     
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