Evinrude E-TEC as an inboard sailboat auxiliary

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by Snapdragon, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    If you don't mind endless tinkering, re-doing, costs, frustration, and experimenting... then go for it!
    There are so many more attractive alternatives to what you're proposing.
    Frankly, I think you'd be nuts to pursue this idea beyond theory.
     
  2. gonzo
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  3. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    You might consider leaving the orientation of the engine as is and employ a 90 degree angle drive. Like an outboard is anyway if you feel that you want a shaft drive.

    OR
    If you have the vertical space, just cut a hole in the bottom of the hull, modify the ventilation plate, (weld a larger mounting plate to it) and bolt the ventilation plate to the hull.

    OR
    If you do not have enough vertical space, shorten the distance between the bottom of the engine and the ventilation plate and install as above

    OR
    Purchase a mercury sportjet engine though I doubt they are available in such a low horsepower rating
     
  4. Barry
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    Barry Senior Member

    sport jet.jpg

    Sportjet image

    Of course this has a jet attached
     

  5. Barry
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    Or a rotax designed for a jet which has a horizontal output shaft
     
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