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Old 09 March 2018, 05:02   #1
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Transom Pod/Extension

Just wondering if anyone has built a transom pod/extension in aluminium?

Theyíre not popular here in the U.K. but would be a great solution to an inboard sterndrive to outboard conversion that Iím currently doing.

The problem is that if I get one fabricated, Iíd like to base it on a tried and tested design (structurally adequate and reliable).

Does anyone have any drawings/dimensions of a proven setup that they would be prepared to share or even sell? Or some photos and dimensions/specs of a Hurricane pod may do the trick?

Itíll be for a single engine and only about 115hp so nothing too huge!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09 March 2018, 10:49   #2
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I converted an old 7m Zodiac to an outboard and went through the same thing you are. I have some old plans for the pod but ended up finding an original zodiac one. The plans I have are not how zodiac ended up building the pods but would give you an idea of construction. It's fairly straight forward but would probably be pretty pricy, at least here in the States. PM me your email and I can send you the plans and pictures of the one on my boat.

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This is the best design I have seen. Welded inside and out. Possibly 15mm front and back and 10mm sides.
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Thanks Jason - have sent you a PM.

That looks nice gtflash... Any idea who it was made by?

Cheers both
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This thread on boatmad. The guy from marinautique seems to know the manufacturer
Stand off bracket design - Boatmad.com
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whats the advantage of these
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Another approach is to build a GRP box - if you can make it in the boats mould using the same techniques then all the better. It should be as strong as the hull and provide extra buoyancy for the outboard/s as well.


EDIT: Just spotted the Alu requirement - soz.
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