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by Vince
Fri Jan 23, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Possible Jackshaft Configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Jacque, I agree with you 100%. The conversion is not a simple matter. All of the extra torque must be considered as well as the additional weight. The scantlings must be increased and the hull balance must be reconfigured. Failure to consider the additional torque (maybe twice the original) could en...
by Vince
Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Possible Jackshaft Configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Diesel, You're right about that with Mercruiser! :) I do have a 5.7 with an Alpha drive and have thought exactly along the lines you have described (seperating the u-joint and then have a shaft shop fabricate a shaft between the two u-joints). I have also looked at using a diesel. My thoughts there ...
by Vince
Wed Jan 21, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Possible Jackshaft Configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Hey Diesel,

That's exactly what I want to do. Center mounted diesel jackshafted to an I/O drive! I'm new at this and would love to discuss this with you more. I did learn that Mercruiser does have other jackshaft setups and can get parts from them. :)
by Vince
Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Where to get fuel tanks???
Replies: 30
Views: 4094

Where to get fuel tanks???

I've looked at several places for tanks but have not come up with anything I liked. I want to stay away from Aluminum if possible due to the potential of crevice corrosion.

Where is the best place to buy fuel tanks be it plastic or Aluminum?