Think anyone will try a single engine pod drive on a DE?

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Could an IPS or Zues drive work on a DE? The skeg knocks out any concerns about the prop being unprotected...

I have an unfounded suspicion it might lean outboard when turning like a destroyer...

Anyone done it yet?
 

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Last I heard it was only available in twin application. Would be an interesting build.
 

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I think it was a Seavee 34...

But like el mar says I think it might work against the skeg and end up leaning outboard.

I was hoping you guys would know if someone already tried it with a single and what the result was.
 

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I have moved that Grand Banks 42 El Mar has in the picture, handling was fine but the boat did not like to move sideways with the pods I think the keel caused too much resistance for the small props to overcome.

I have talked about it with Ken Flower and figured that you could jackshaft the pod and leave the engine in the normal position, and cut the keel down a bit. I don't think I would have the nerve to do it. Why mess with a good time tested design?
 

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That's pretty much where I stand too. I don't want to be the first, but I would wanna know how it works if someone else has the sack.
 

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