DORY OUTBOARD

I'M GOING TO BUILD A DORY UP HERE AT 9500' IN SW COLORADO. ARE THERE ANY FINISHED DORYS IN THIS AREA?  OR IN NEW MEXICO, UTAH, ETC?    ALSO HAS ANYONE BUILT A BRACKET FOR AN OUTBOARD MOTOR?

THANKS, RICHARD ARNOLD


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RE: DORY OUTBOARD

No motor in mine but how about a motor well in the aft seat with a drop in cover? It would be on center and when not in use the drop board would cover it nicely.    SEEYA Jack

RE: DORY OUTBOARD

You could also consider one of those off center canoe motor mounts. You could purchase it or fabricate it. It might be limited to electric though.

 http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/32626?pi=88266&qs=3012739_g_shopping&subrnd=0

 

RE: DORY OUTBOARD

Richard, I have a Northeaster Dory now getting Brightsides finished. I replaced the stern plywood composite panels with one solid wood panel of the same dimensions, 7/8 inch thickness. Next I cut a slot for the motor mount (Honda 2HP air-cooled) and bracketted into the stern well so that I have a vertical mounting bracket inset on triangular wooden side extensions glued and screwed into the stern.

I have the long-shaft engine and from best estimates and measuring Honda's recommendations for propeller depth when under power, I should hit it just right. We will soon know.

Watch the CLC video of three rowers moving the Northeaster Dory along; this is about what I expect from the Honda BF2DKLCH 20-inch shaft.

 

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