Originally Posted by Ciabi
Yup... won't work for us. Aries-32 is a Thomas Gillmer design. Tiller and Rudder
are one unit mounted on through bolted pintles fully after. Soooo... there is no rudder post coming up through the aft deck
Negativo / positivo - you can still mount any motor
as long as there is a way to attach an extension/adapter arm to the post. Then you attach the drive to the arm et voila-voile! The drive must be in a dry place though - e.g. under a cockpit
aft seat (watertight); and you will have one more hole in the hull
(above waterline though) - where the post-adapter goes in.
Have seen drives - electric
and hydraulic - mounted this way a couple of times. Not only the motor
is then out of salt water
way but also (in case of an electric
drive) it is quieter in the cockpit!