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Centre mounted diesel with a long tail.

Perhaps we could recap any older ideas and add a few new ones.

I would like to run a nissan SD 22 4 cylinder diesel coupled through a PRM 150 transmission with a long tail.

Has anyone got any new ideas or problems encountered.perhaps some new pictures.

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Comment by Tom on October 13, 2011 at 10:40pm

This what you're talking about?

http://www.boghogmudmotors.com/longtail.php

 

Well, I guess there might be some other examples out of Asia.  They seem to love them over there.

Comment by Chris Bretter on October 17, 2011 at 3:07pm
Hi tom.Same principal the main difference is that the engine remains fixed and the shaft has a universal/CV joint which pivots the shaft down. the shaft has stays that holdit down. i was hoping that more people had used them and would be able to send pictures or what not to do ideas into the pot. Hans on"Waicatea" has a nice unit
Comment by Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns on October 19, 2011 at 2:37pm
I have also seen pics of a CAPTAIN COOK here with a long tail shaft driven off a secured motor. Will try & find a link for u.
Comment by Iain & Cherry Mae Cairns on October 19, 2011 at 2:51pm

http://wharrambuilders.ning.com/forum/categories/engines-and-drive-...

 

I sure you will be able to find what u are looking for if you follow this link

Comment by Chris Bretter on October 19, 2011 at 3:29pm

Thanks Iain. I am collecting as much info as possible before i start.I believe you can make it stearable with a rudder behind the prop.

Regards Chris

Comment by Chris Bretter on October 23, 2011 at 3:38pm
Hans you have the neatest long shaft.How do you find its perfomance.Have you had any problems.

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