The swim platform is very robust made of 2 inch teak
and well attached and supported to the hull
weighs 17,000 lbs. It is a semi displacement hull
37 footer. waterline length is more like 35 feet.
I was thinking a couple thoughts.
A little gas powered outboard
some type of electric
AC powered outboard
which could get power
from my 6500 watt generator
I think the electric
drive is more reliable idea.
Could you get an old outboard leg and put an AC 120 volt electric motor
on and how would you control the speed?
How much wattage would it take to push the boat
at 3 knots? What HP for the motor
? Could the electric motor
push the boat at all? 2 knots?, 1 knot
How much HP gas outboard to push the boat at 3 or 4 or 5 knots? etc...
currently, the boat has twin engines. Running one engine
at 1500 rpm
pushes the boat to 6 knots. Prop size is around 20 by 21