part of the original boat-building plan on the table.
The diesel engine removed.
After many months of careful consideration and research, we've decided to convert from diesel power to a big outboard engine. The original boat design called for an outboard so Dick is working from that. The boat will be much lighter and better balanced. The diesel caused the boat to float heavy in the stern thus taking away sailing performance. Since the boat will be considerably lighter, sailing in light air will be much better and make us even faster. Dick is building a nacelle, a protective tilt-down shield for the outboard.