Help with outboard bracket design

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by savagescout, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. savagescout
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    savagescout Junior Member

    Yeah he mentioned the difficulties of getting the stepped pod dimensions correct in relation to the engine height as a step will change the way the boat performs. His thought was that he had seen many of these boats converted with a stepped pod and a full extension pod and the extension pod was always the safer bet in relation to performance.

    In response to your advice above, i am actually planning to basically extend the hull much like the conversion found here

    Essentially the existing transom will become entirely redundant and will be cut out with the stringer/floor structure extended into the new pod/extension. This extension will be a perfect area for batteries/oil reservoirs etc and will allow for a totally different rear combing set-up, transom door etc.

    Lots of planning first before getting stuck in. this is the most important stuff!
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