Wanting to modify my outboard
pods because I get some slapping in a sea currently. Will probably just go and change the pod design and maybe tuck it in closer to the hull
but I cant get the following idea out of my mind and there must be a flaw as I have never seen it done.
I can't see why the outboard
transom plate cant be horizontal instead of near vertical as supplied. my honda
20 hp with power trim transom plate is 400mm high with the pump
and ram, horizontal it would be near 150mm
To explain my mad thoughts. Disconnect where the ram connects to the outboard.(top end of ram) The transom plate on the outboard should now rotate to a horizontal position.
Then add an extension piece onto the ram to make up for the extra distance and angle change. (I know bit of engineering there but it seems do able.) you might even sneak in a couple of extra inches of extra tilt.
A bracket for the bottom rest for the outboard needs to be built to take the weight/power when the outboard is down as this is part of the transom bracket which is now a long way away.
On the boat
a new horizontal transom has to be built take the horizontal bracket and some protection provided for the bottom of the ram and pump
that faces the waves.
The nice thing is I can leave the motors in their present location and still have easy access for servicing. you still have a fairly standard outboard with power trim and the mods can be undone.