book with info on installing inboard

book with info on installing inboard

Post by Stephen Whit » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00


hi all,

i have asked acouple of times what is inolved in putting a diesel into a
sailboat with an engine room but no stuffing box, propshaft etc.  It is
not a very standard model so off teh shelf parts may be difficult at best
to find. (boat is an ericson 25, 1975 if it matters)

i am guessing that this must be covered in a book somewhere in sufficient
detail to work from.  Since any boat built from scratch will need to have
the same issues adressed i am quite positive that there is a wealth of
information i just havent found it.  Any ponters to books or webpages will
be greatly appreciated.

thanks,

Steve

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book with info on installing inboard

Post by David Koschma » Thu, 03 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Check out "Inboad Motor Installations" by Witt / Hankinson. Published by
Glenn L Marine, 9152 Rosecrans, Bellflower CA 90706

Fritz

 
 
 

book with info on installing inboard

Post by LBRTY4 » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

If you are determined to put an inboard in the Ericson's space, have you
considered a Saildrive installation instead of having to design/install a prop
shaft?  Just one hole - voila!

 
 
 

book with info on installing inboard

Post by LBRTY4 » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

If you are determined to put an inboard in the Ericson's space, have you
considered a Saildrive installation instead of having to design/install a prop
shaft?  Just one hole - voila!
 
 
 

book with info on installing inboard

Post by LBRTY4 » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

If you are determined to put an inboard in the Ericson's space, have you
considered a Saildrive installation instead of having to design/install a prop
shaft?  Just one hole - voila!
 
 
 

book with info on installing inboard

Post by Stephen Whit » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

i had not considered a saildrive.  i am looking for a used diesel and
those go for $1000-1500 for my application.

what would the cost of a saildrive be compared to this?

thanks,

Steve

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book with info on installing inboard

Post by Mike Goodwi » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Hey Steve ,
don't know of any books but the job is not hard , if you are half handy.
1. get the engine as low and level as possible.
2. you want the engine forward too, 'keep the weight out of the ends of the
boat' is a good rule.
3. now cut a hole where the shaft should go, it doesn't have to be pretty at
this point.
4. now measure for a shaft lenght.5 purchase shaft , cutlass bearing and
stuffing box ( and cupling if you need it.
5. make a stern tube . use a mailing tube or whatever is the right diameter
for you bearing etc. now wrap it with glass and epoxy it , use biaxial cloth
or tape .
6. remove cardboard liner.
7. now glass into hull ( this is where you want it to be pretty) use a jig
to align it to engine line.
8. fair in the stern tube to rest of hull.
9. install fittings ,shaft ,prop, zinc.
10 fine tune engine alignment and bolt down. hook up engine plumbing,
electrical, controls etc.
11. fire it up.
I've done it this way before , it is only as hard as you make it. Putting a
Chevy v-8 in  Jag is a whole lot harder but it can be done and is worth it.

Mike