Re: hand crank outboard


Andrew tried a crank outboard out at a Depoe bay show, they're not a new idea. It didn't look like it worked very well. But maybe that was just because of the operator. <g> Mighta worked better if the propeller shaft was closer to horizontal...

Except for the storage problem, I think a sculling oar would work better for a fairly heavy boat. Duckworks sells carbon fiber ferrules to make two-piece oars:

They also sell the Scullmatix. "a simple device to make sculling a boat almost automatic." I think Jim Ballou bought one, but I never tried it... You make your oar two-piece to use it with a Scullmatix, so it may kill two birds with one stone:

On 4/14/2021 11:47 AM, Jove wrote:
Has anyone tried one of these?
There are cheaper ones on amazon.
Seems like a great solution for a small sailboat like my windrose 18, But I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this concept.
John <>
As for myself, the wonderful sea charmed me from the first. (Joshua Slocum)
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