My mate Alan and I found a slipper launch in a rotting shed near Sunbury in the sixties when we went to buy a Rudge motorbike. It had one of the pre-war Wolesley six cylinder car engines in it-the sort that had threaded valve stems for tappet adjustment. The owner said if we got it going we could use it. Alan and I came back with a box of tools, but he put his foot through the hull as it was very rotten. It was a bit tatty but had lovely lines. I bet it sounded good with that OHC six burbleing away. I think your idea of a hidden outboard is great. If such things had been available, they would have been used.We came to a bit of a stop on Sunday as we realised we need to decide what we are going to use to power it . An outboard seems to be the best option as it can be hidden inside the boat and there is the option of electric , 2 stroke and 4 stroke .
The plans give an option of a short "bay" for an outboard or a long tunnel .
Ive emailed the architect about this as i have two sets of drawings giving both options but dont really understand why i have the two options .
Any opinions ?
It cant work for everything else because that pre-supposes that other people have your open, creative, 'get stuff done' attitude.If someone needs something in wood from me then i do it . I dont see why that cant work for everything else .