Originally Posted by Brian
Firstly. Serves you right for not having a large diesel lump.
Worked for me in Cyanide.
Secondly. If you will go and buy a Mamba-Samba petrol engine what do you expect?
Thirdly. Cookee, you are a bloody expert!
And fourthly......what about offsetting his engine. Would that work?
Oh no I'm not! I know more than some and not as much as others!
Yes offsetting the engine is possible but the trouble is it only needs to be a small amount ie 3/4 of an inch, and that means the holes are going to be close together!
It might also be disguising another problem - it may be an idea to try moving anything that can be moved over to the starboard side of the boat to see if it is just a weight problem, although the first and easiest thing to do is to try it trimmed out a bit - sometimes there really is an easy way to sort these things out!
By the way many people fit engines in the middle now - the only time it may be worth it is for an overpowered boat - but even then ..........