Originally Posted by Biggles
Isn't there something like Sea Start in your area. Sell the engine and use the money for that.
Secondly the floor on the front of your boat is different to mine. I don't have that ridge that you can see in your picture of the samson post. Is it of any significance, looks like its a bracing bar for the post. Is that correct ?
The floor in the bow looks like that because RC glass in a pad as they do for the A Frame (two individual ones) this allows them to fit the stainless without compromising the hull.
Re sea start; I can't get the self reliance thing out of my head. I've settled on having two stainless sections (bit like butterfly wings) welded to a aux pad
which in turn will be welded to the samson post, on the inside. A further pad (material to be determined) for the skeg, bolted to the floor.
The anchor will still be operational
The fixings/welding will be forkin strong so no damage due to movement
An aux cowel cover in case of a dam good stuffing...