- Sep 7, 2011
- Montauk, NY
OK builders, what are your thoughts on this?? In researching my repower, an issue that comes up continously is prop size. Currently, Im spinning a 21" wheel. I can cut out my shaft log and lower it to gain another inch, maybe 2. I'm trying to keep the engine as low as possible. The rear of the engine is already as low as it can go, so if I lower the shaft log where is exits the hull, it will give me a sharper angle, raising the front of the engine to keep everything in line. Here is my thought.... what if I cut the bottom of the hull to give me a bigger pocket for the prop? I have plenty of access inside to build up and add strength from where I'm taking away on the outside. Is this a crazy thought??? or is it possible?? Would I affect the performance or intergrity of the hull? Like I said, I can add strength from the inside by adding layers of glass. What do you think??