Build The Little Fellow Boat
These plans are for a small 12 foot wooden boat to be fitted with an outboard motor. The boat is a v-hull design, which will handle waves better than a flat bottom.
Got a little fellow who yearns to captain his own craft? Take a cue from this pint sized inboard. The Little Fellow is only 78 inches
long, has a beam of 36 inches and
weighs about 125 pounds. The original design had a 7.5 HP engine which pushed it at 30 MPH.
a 5-hp outboard
would be ample, giving a speed of
25 mph. Since the load is light, this
engine will turn up to its peak of
4200 rpm, but it is wise to adjust
the throttle so that continuous operating
revolutions will be somewhat
As shown in the drawing, the
engine is stationary.
A rudder is
used for steering. Parts of the rudder
assembly can be fabricated or
the whole assembly can be bought
from marine supply houses. This
would include the shaft, tiller arm,
collar and port with stuffing box.
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