After slagging my diesel
the other day
I've decided the only way I'll be able to use the boat
for the next 12 months while I save money
for a repower
is to build an outboard
I understand that a Cal
34 isn't an ideal boat
for an outboard
, but hopefully, it will get me out of the marina and I can actually use the boat for the rest of the year and it wouldn't be terrible to have a backup in the future.
Someone mentioned in the previous thread that it would be "easy".
How do I go about it? Presumably some sort of tubular steel
is required. Is there some sort of frame that can be found in the right proportions or should I find someone to weld together a bunch of steel
I'd imagine bolting it to the back of the boat is the only solid solution to attaching it. I'm shy about boring holes in the hull
down near the water
line, obviously. Maybe I should try to glass in a block of wood and bolt it all into that?
How do other people handle the construction of an outboard mounting bracket?