Does this exist?

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by Sventek, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Sventek
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    Sventek Junior Member

    Hello everyone! Excited to have found this community!
    Anyhow, I always loved the look of the monohulls with a cockpit etc and got to thinking about building one about 14-16' long ish and powring it with something like a turbocharged 22R Toyota 4banger or the likes....Surface drive possibly? How sick would that be out on the lake or along the coast in some legitimate chops!!

    Anyone as stoked as myself when I daydream about it?!
     
  2. upchurchmr
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    upchurchmr Senior Member

    Not if it has a motor.

    Welcome to the forum.

    Ignore me, I'm stuck in my old habits.

    Someone will be along who has a similar idea. One of the best things about this forum, the diversity.

    Of course, if they are not as diverse as I am..... :p
     
  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    Yes, for example this old 15', designed for a V8, sure your Toyota will fit in too . . . :cool:
    Good Luck :)
     
  4. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    You want to power a boat with an auto engine? Been done many times. Nothing new there. However, there are some things you need to know. If that engine is enclosed in a compartment, then you have to marinize it to comply with the safety standards for marine engines. That will probably cost you more than buying an off the shelf marine engine. You could accomplish the same with one of the small mercury engines used in jet boats or a bobtail marine conversion and you would not have the problems adapting an auto engine for marine use.

    http://www.boatdesigns.com/Bob-Tail-Conversions/products/703/
    https://www.perfprotech.com/mercrui...-drop-in-motors-turn-key-engine/category/1602
     
  5. Sventek
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    Sventek Junior Member

    thanks guys


    so yeah...i am aware of a auto motor in an marine application being nothing new....kind of missed the point but its all good;)

    it was more that i have not seen anyone attempt to build say......a 17-18' version of this....slap the turbo''d 22r or 13b rotory in there and have fun is all i meant.
     
  6. Sventek
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  8. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

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    Could be 3,200 or 2,000 HP there, maybe the latter being the fastest . . . .

     
  9. Sventek
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    Lol....Awesome,
    I'm talking 2-300hp, surface drive e etc..Anyhow. Thx
     

  10. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Marinizing a gasoline auto engine is not cheap , however by using a modern light weight diesel its a no brainier.

    Using keel cooling and a dry stack exhaust (as noisy as ant VW or M-B diesel) .

    Even an auto sourced diesel can hold a higher percent of its rated HP output far longer than a gasser.
     
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