Re: Outboard motor wells
I'm just gonna drag this thread back out of the back blocks.
Anyone seen any good installations of outboards in wells in larger sailing vessels? I'm talking 30-40ft here. Plywood.
I'm particularly interested if any one has great ideas to have integrated doors that seal off the outboard well when the motor is not in use (and in use...), and the commensurate lifting mechanisms to raise and lower the outboard. Yes generally Inboards are used in this situation, but the weight and simplicity and overall cost burden of an outboard makes me strongly in favour of putting an outboard in a well which lifts and lowers on rails or the likes through some kind of opening doors.
Anyone seen an installation like this?
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