K26 project dilemma

  • 10 Jul 2018 14:52
    Reply # 6368742 on 6366204

    Great to see side bracket in favor.  And Zane thanks for that video......I never figured out the details and that is neat.  Of course if there is a sea state one can "usually" sail.


  • 10 Jul 2018 01:23
    Reply # 6367843 on 6366204

    I have an outboard in a well in my 10 meter cruising yacht. When I first purchased the boat I thought about converting to an inboard motor, but 11 years on I am now very happy with the outboard arrangement. So, getting rid of the Bukh 20 was a good move. It will free up space in the boat, not just from the motor, but fuel tank as well. You just need to find the right mounting system for the motor. Also choose a suitable outboard. This should ideally be 4 stroke and of a high thrust variety. 

  • 09 Jul 2018 20:23
    Reply # 6367256 on 6366698
    Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Roger, I assume this is a Kingfisher 26?  Some had an OB well in stern.  Why can you not put one on bracket on stern?

    Another idea I like was a side outboard shown in this link:

    http://caphorn.com/en/the-alberg-30-jean-du-sud/forty-years-later/

    Sure it may come out of water on a roll, but it is lifted conveniently by a tackle, easier to reach to start and not unattractive.

    If you have a junk rig K26 you are lucky.  Don't despair and best of luck!


     

    Funny you should mention the caphorn side motor bracket David, because I have now eschewed the standard stern outboard bracket I was going to use, and the side motor mount is exactly what I am going to use with my Contessa, with my good friend Paul going to fabricate if for me.  See the video below from Steve of 'Far Reach Voyages' fame.  He got the idea too off Yves caphorn site, and it has worked successfully for him and he uses but a 9hp on a big heavy 36 footer.  I emailed him, and he advises in a bit of bouncy slop the shaft can pop out of the water, but for getting in an out of a marina, and motoring home when the wind dies, he advises me his set up works great.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dhDtIOhsbk

     

    Ps I think an extra long 25 " shaft is the way to go as that should mitigate most circumstances and avoid the shaft popping out of the water on anything but extreme occasions. 

     

    Last modified: 09 Jul 2018 20:31 | Anonymous member
  • 09 Jul 2018 15:59
    Reply # 6366698 on 6366204

    Hi Roger, I assume this is a Kingfisher 26?  Some had an OB well in stern.  Why can you not put one on bracket on stern?

    Another idea I like was a side outboard shown in this link:

    http://caphorn.com/en/the-alberg-30-jean-du-sud/forty-years-later/

    Sure it may come out of water on a roll, but it is lifted conveniently by a tackle, easier to reach to start and not unattractive.

    If you have a junk rig K26 you are lucky.  Don't despair and best of luck!

  • 09 Jul 2018 09:46
    Message # 6366204

    Good morning all, 

    As I'm not that experienced a yachtsman I'd value  advice regarding the perhaps self inflicted situation in which I find myself.

    Some time ago I purchased from a friend on the Isle of Wight, George Gale , his yacht Cygnet of Medham in which he'd sailed many single handed miles. I started to improve the rather run down yacht along the lines of Roger Taylors ideas and made a start by removing the Bukh dv20 engine with a view to having it renovated. The inside has been more or less stripped out and things were going well until a couple of years ago I developed asthma and heart problems which rather ruined my plans and aspirations though they are not dead yet. Unfortunately the k26 design does not lend itself to having an outboard motor. I suspect the yacht is now worth more as spares.

    Any thoughts/advice would be most welcome, thanks.

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