Originally Posted by Phil Fill
Your gen set powers a hydraulic pump that can power a get.home by couimg the motor and shaft with a chain. We have tried it a coue of times, repla e the chain and hydraic hoses. The gen set hydraulic also powers the bow thuster. We have not had to use, but I make sure it will work if needed.
I like the concept. DeFever used a 10hp AC electric motor driving the propeller shaft through paired v belts and a jack shaft. Supposed to give a Downeast 40 5knts on a flt sea. turns the trawler into kinda like a railroad engine. I found one of these for sale and may go see if i cant try it out. 5k on 10hp?? it that works will be more fuel eficient than runnin the main engine I'm sure
The details above are off the survey report