sorry chaps it is a plastic boat
but does anyone have any experience with engine wells - in line with the centre of the boat and ahead of the rudder
one way or another I have had it with inboards and I am considering cutting an outboard well in the slug
under the lovely round hatch in my 18foot 6 inch triple keel mirror offshore
I was going to put one of these in the well
can I get away with a short shaft or do I need a long one?
I obviously need to put in some bracing to transmit the forces back to the hull
how do I enure that the engine gets enough air
can I just cut a hole in the bottom of the boat that matches the leg or do I need to make the hole a lot bigger than that?
any suggestions and advice gratefully accepted
PS - I do have a bracket on the back of the boat but given that I have taken on some pretty tough bars in the trip so far I am worried about an outboard the transome doing little more than stirring air just when I need it to grip