Low Horsepower Crusier

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by Lowhorsepower, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. Lowhorsepower
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    Lowhorsepower Junior Member

  2. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    Nice Job LowHorsePower
    that set up is really well done
    do you have any full body shots of that boat
    I'd sure like to see the whole thing
    cheers
    B

    Hey Gonzo
    whats that bit about ignition protected
    I wasn't aware of a difference between an alternator for a diesel and an alternator for a gas engine
     
  3. Lowhorsepower
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    Here are a couple of pics, kinda hard to get a good shot in my shop. The alternator is not a marine type that is sealed to prevent an explosion in a true inboard.
     

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  4. Boston

    Boston Previous Member

    nice
    you did a really clean job in converting it to power
     
  5. Lowhorsepower
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  6. Pandoras box
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    Pandoras box Junior Member

    Lowhorsepower,
    Did I read in another post that you change the engine and alternator out? If so do you have any specifics go howl and why? Thanks, Mike
     
  7. gonagin
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    gonagin New Member

    Kudos

    Kudos to you sir!!! Nicely done, very professional looking and the fact that you recycled and saved an old boat gets you double kudos!!! It won't end up rotting on a mud flat somewhere for someone else to clean up.
     
  8. Dave T
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    Dave T Senior Member

    Lowhorsepower

    I'm in the process of building a home made boat and I'm considering using a briggs for power. I have two 12 horse and an 18 horse available these are all vertical shaft and I plan on using the lower unit from an outboard. I'm also considering using an electric outboard on the front for silent running and emergencies if a failure would happen with the gas engine. I'm thinking of a motor from a golf cart for this. I've already built the lower unit consisting of a tube bored to fit two tapered bearings for thrust a mechanical seal and a chain drive up through an enclosed tube that runs in oil. To keep the electric motor cool I'm thinking of wrapping it with copper tubing and pumping water through it.
    What size is your boat and do you know how much it weighs?

    Nice work,
    Dave T
     

  9. ben2go
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    ben2go Boat Builder Wanna Be

    Bump for a good read.
     
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