Originally Posted by DGR
What size is that aux engine? I had thought that I couldn't fit one on mine because I didn't have a cut-out in my transom (inboard) - but yours seems to be on the highest point. Is it an XL shaft?!?
Its not an XL shaft, just a standard Long-shaft. When I've tested it, it pushes us along quite quickly surprisingly. The prop does run in "clean" water and clears the hull well. Only problem I have is I can't turn right very sharply (I can still turn right, just in very large circles!!) unless I use the main engine as a rudder because the A-frame gets in the way. Here's the only pics I have of it in the down position.
Maybe you've got a higher freeboard, being a diesel rig and all, to reduce the risk of swamping?? Worth borrowing one for a try anyway I guess??