Car Engine for boat
What type of propeller drive do they use? Outdrive, straight, etc.
And what do they use for the exhauset/cooling?
That's usually a complicated, expensive part.
--- In MessaboutW@y..., thoms.bryn@d... wrote:
I was just readin that issue last night. That's exactly the reasonwhy I
asked the question earlier. the artic;le is from 1997. The authorsaid you
could pick up a subaru flat four for about $400 to $800, a hurthbunch of
other parts, like different carb, different cooling, differentexhaust,....
All in all it would probably be cheaper than a new four strokeoutboard, of
comparable horsepower.more Hp in
the four cylinder inboard, than I need for the boat, but heck, itsure would
be a fun project.very
foggymostand I felt like we were in a calm piece of the ocean or a harbor,becauseyou couldn't see the edges. You could here the noises, though,like thesteam out of the stacks and the rumbling of the machinery, and
of allhull),the smell of sulfur, (around here we call that the "smell ofmoney").Anyway, one of the log pond fellows had a log pusher (steel
I'm surethough,he had a more appropriate name for it, I can't remember it
that hepontoonused to push the last remaining logs to the chain and mill at thewest endfor final removal. While we were out in the log pond on a
boatondriving core, he would offer assistance with his log pusher. Onetime, outof my dismay for his disregard to THE UNION, he let me drive thethingaround a bit. It was like a bucking bronco, or a weeble wobble
water. Iwasswear we were gonna tip over. Anyway, it had a wheel directly ofover theoutboard shaft and you could spin that boat in circles or do allsorts ofweird maneuvers. There was no reverse, you just very quicklyturned thewheel 180 degrees. If you would fart around at 90 or 270 oranything inbetween 0 and 180 you'd start going sideways. The operator was apro, hehad been out on that log pond for probably a good 20 years. He
a dyingcorrectly,breed, I suppose. Soon after we completed the job, WeyCo.,decommissionedthe log pond and it turned it into chip storage. I noticed theyhad acouple of the log pushers, and if I my memory serves me
bothtoboats were left high and dry in the boneyard. I wonder if thereare stillout there. Seems a shame they don't have them on display in amuseum, or upat the front desk, or something like that.
a verythatsmall steel barge to collect sediment samples. I was the geo
waspilelogging the samples when the trackhoe bucket would drop a big
oftherotting elephant dung on the deck in front of me. It was a greatjob, I hadto hang on every time the trackhoe would stick his arm out over
edge ofofthe barge and the gunwale would drop under water, I'd be on theupper side,right behind the roaring diesel. Then the arm would come up andthe bargewould slosh back to the other side, I'd get up close to the side
trackhoedropas the operator would swing the bucket over in front of me and
hisinload. The whole time I would be scrambling around trying to staydry and beready for a capsize (unlikely, but it sure felt like it).
a logthey'repond? I've been wracking my brain, but I can't recall what
called.inAnyway, they're short, fat, and have an outboard mounted right inthemiddle, arranged to spin around 360 degrees. Nowadays the motors
athespecial mount that spins, with a circular "handle" on top that
operatorpowerhead.uses like a steering wheel. Last year at the antique outboardshowing inFlorence there was a great big, long shaft 10 hp. Evinrude builtfor theNavy in WW II that had a circular handle all around the
It wasaround,geared way down and had a huge propeller for pushing barges
and thegearchange).circular handle was to spin it around for reverse (no
Thewereold-timer who brought it said that after the war surplus ones
used onminethose little log pushers. It may be there again this year (plug,plug).With dry decking replacing all the log ponds it's hard to find aplace tosee one of those little pushers in action anymore. A friend of
used toNavydrive on at the Hull-Oakes mill at Dawson (west of Bellfountain),but Inever went up there to see him work it. If the motor on their logpusher isanything like the machinery in the mill (still running their sawswithsteam!) it's probably worth a look. Maybe it's one of those old