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swanpol 07-01-2011 15:34

Long Drive Shaft for Pod Engine
anyone with experience building a long tailshaftfor an engine in a pod.???????''??

Abaco 11-01-2011 12:05

Those are somewhat common on Wharram cats. Check those forums and you should get some help. I've seen photos of them on Tiki 38's and 42's.

seashine 18-01-2011 20:56

I don't have experience building one but we do have one on our Hitchhiker. There's a certain angle the shaft needs to come off the gearbox at (<7 degrees) and of course a certain depth for the prop so there's no cavitation. This can mean a l-o-n-g shaft...I could send pics of our set up if you're interested.
I've seen Easton cats with a long shaft from an engine in one hull. Could ask them how it's done. Contact details: Easton Cats: Homepage

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