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Old 28-02-2007, 18:51   #1
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Outboard and Windvane?

Hi guys,

Looking at a boat with a boat anchor motor. Wondering if any of you guys have installed both a windvane and an outboard... on the same transom.

I like the ability to carry a complete spare engine/transmission and prop. If something goes wrong with any of that... pop it off, pop another on, back in business.

Thoughts?
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Old 28-02-2007, 19:52   #2
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Aloha Zach,
I can't remember what size boat you have. You can mount either a windvane or an outboard off center if you like. Some windvanes (monitor) don't like being off center but some are ok with it. Outboards can go anywhere on the transom or in a well forward of the transom.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:09   #3
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Thanks John

The boat I am thinking about is a Pearson Vanguard.
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Old 01-03-2007, 08:28   #4
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Zach,

There is a lot of stuff between the cockpit and the stern of a Vanguard. Putting a motor back there will be a challenge to control. BTW the way the only boat purchase I regret passing on was a Vanguard. I bought a Catalina instead. My foot still hurts.

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Hi Zach
I thought the Vanguard had an Atomic 4 inboard.
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It does have an atomic four, its currently non-operational.
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Does anyone make a cable to hook up to an outboard shifter?

On the Paceship (23 footer) it is a bit difficult getting a 6 horse mercury in and out of reverse.

I had not thought about how much of a monkey motion it would be reaching down there!
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What size outboard engine are you considering in order to push a 32 foot Pearson Vanguard?

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:26   #9
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Zach,

There are products that allow remote control for certain outboards models. Morse may be one source to review. Everybody has an opinion and mine is that outboard motors on larger yachts (anything over 25 feet) are the spawn of the Devil and should be exorcised. Or in otherwords you might be able to get the A4 running or get a Yanmar to replace it. A Yanmar is what replaced the A4 that came in my boat and it runs great.
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Aloha Again Zach,
An acquaintance of mine from the Bay area sailed over here (Big Island) single handed with her Triton. She used an outboard and had a monitor windvane.
Two days out from here she lost her rudder (started swinging free on its post) and she used the monitor for a rudder. She made it in port without assistance. Her transom hung outboard is off to one side.
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I had been thinking a 9.9 hp long shaft high thrust, and a 2-3.5 hp long shaft.

One for trying to get along at a little less than hull speed, the other for puttering around not burning much gas.

(Won't be going on a Vanguard anymore...)

I still like the idea of yanking the inboard motor.
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Everybody has an opinion and mine is that outboard motors on larger yachts (anything over 25 feet) are the spawn of the Devil and should be exorcised.
I am curious as to why you believe an outboard motor on a boat over 25 feet is the spawn of the devil. When I bought my Pearson Triton (28') seven years ago, the Atomic 4 was seized up. Having very limited funds, I decided to pull it out. I built a 35 gallon water tank and placed it where the engine had been. I purchased an inexpensive Nissan 9.8 outboard and hung it on the transom. It pushes the boat fine, and I've never had a problem with the engine. It's also been very inexpensive to maintain.

What is your objection to using an outboard in such a case?
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An update... The boat size shrunk.

Its now a 28 foot Pearson Triton, already put a 6 horse mercury on the back (had some troubles on the trip from Annapolis to Beaufort.)

Does 4 knots smooth water, about two the rougher stuff. (Its not a long shaft... )
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