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The seed of adventure has been sown.

The goal is to take this boat on a trip that no other Wharram boat has taken.
From Great Slave Lake in Canada's Northwest Territories up the MacKenzie River to the Beafort Sea
and westward to the Bering Sea and south to the inside passage on the Alaska and British Columbia coast.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A few posts back, I was talking about auxillary power and where to mount it. I've come up with some new ideas. First Scott Williams alerted me to Nissan's 6 hp outboard with built-in alternator for battery charging. It looks good but I still don't want to deal with gasoline. This morning I found a 5.5 hp diesel engine by Robin/Subaru. http://www2.northerntool.com/product/358_358.htm This is an affordable engine, us$850.00. It's small and pretty light - 65 lbs dry. So the new problem to tackle will be how to mount it and how to hook it up to an alternator (belt drive likely) and a propulsion system - hydraulic impellor drive, diesel electric, direct drive Thai longshaft boat style. Anyone out there with any good ideas? Any mechanical engineers? ........


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