Have you considered and inboard in a small trailer sailer?

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Have you considered and inboard in a small trailer sailer?

Post by sailingmoonlight » Jan 10th, '21, 07:53

Sometimes an inboard is a good option.
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The prop stays in the water at all times, and you don't have the inconvenience of an outboard hanging off the stern. It can be done. Here are all the details on how I installed an inboard in my small trailer sailer.

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Re: Have you considered and inboard in a small trailer sailer?

Post by guzzis3 » Jan 10th, '21, 13:32

It depends.

Your boat is open, many on this group aren't. If the inboard is inside you have to deal with heat. Water cooling, through hulls, fadiated heat.

Next there is access for maintenance.

For faster boats there is prop drag and folding/feathering props aren't cheap.

Here in qld we have a 4hp limit for registration. I have been thinking about an electric motor possibly in the bilge and a suitably large generator. There are problems of course, weight, heat, noise, $, but it also has some appealing advantages. Like everything I suppose...

The electric motors offer a lot more thrust than a 4hp outboard which would be appealing for maneuvering, which is all I'd use a motor for.

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