Re: Converting from outboard to inboard
There was an italian diesel outboard some years ago called Carniti, it was heavy and I believe about 20/30HP but don't know much about it.
A saildrive would be very vulnerable as the leg would be the first thing that hit the ground if you went aground. (fine on a sailing boat as the keel hits first)If you fit a wooden? skeg to the keel then you could fit a traditional inboard drive but I would have a look at one with an inboard engine to see the keel shape.
mmm - just reread your post, do you mean an I/O installation fitted on the transom? Don't know about that but you would need a re-inforced transom.
I'd rather be sailing...
I'd rather be sailing... :-) [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]