shallow water drive for aluminum boat

Discussion in 'Surface Drives' started by ge1111, Sep 24, 2007.

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    ge1111 New Member

    i have been wanting to build a surface drive for an aluminum jon boat for shallow water using a 550 cc motorcycle engine setup thinking chain drive from final drive to propeller shaft or some variant of that any help would be greatly appreciated thanks gregg
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    RAY TOSTADO Junior Member

    I have just completed testing a paddle wheel adaptation to a LIDO 14 hull. It works rather poorly. But my goal was to have an extreme shallow draft application. I was drawing about 8" total.

    I have several conclusions to offer that still makes this a good propulsion method. Even doable by hand/foot power without any motor necessary.

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