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krakadawn 12-01-2000 11:09 PM

atomic 4 removal
 
I would like to know if I remove my atomic 4 engine from my Ericson 29, would it through the balance of the boat of off if I dont replace it...I will only add an outboard.
Don

RobHoman 12-03-2000 05:36 PM

atomic 4 removal
 
I don''t know for sure, but considering how you have to be careful when loading a boat so as to not upset the balance or overload it, I would venture to think that a 4 cylinder cast iron engine block and the rest of the parts have enough weight to cause an imbalance when removed. If the outboard will be close to the same weight I don''t think there will be a problem. You may have to put offsetting weight in the hull to counterbalance the lack of weight. Sailing the boat will tell you if you are out of balance. Just a guess on my part.

drichards 12-11-2000 05:23 PM

atomic 4 removal
 
Last spring I removed my atomic 4 in my C&C 30 to replace it with a new Yanmar Diesal. Before installation, we raced the boat very successfully, beating boats we normally lose to quirte regulary.


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