Propulsion

Marine propulsion

Engineering

Engineering

A certain amount of machining and engineering was involved in the construction. The machining of the rudder stock over one Easter weekend (when the workshop was deserted and quiet) was not documented, but a few other tasks were. Engineering tasks are great on a build like this. They provide a welcome break from fabrication and […]

Marinised Truck Engines in Pleasure Boats

Marinised Truck Engines in Pleasure Boats

The starting point is always the same: marine engines tend to be expensive, second-hand automotive or transportation-type diesels can be obtained for very little due to over-abundance of supply… Both are seemingly doing the same, converting diesel fuel into mechanical power – and noise – and look so similar in nature that the temptation is often […]

Propulsion & Steering

Propulsion & Steering

The keel and rudder arrangement was also constrained by the intended use for the boat. In the Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island area, dealing with floats and lines on the surface is not uncommon, especially when picking up cod or crayfish pots. This prompted for extending the keel underneath the propeller and bridging the gap […]