in english, the body supports (THWARTS) athe back of the boat( STERN) that uses a bracket (QUARTERKNEE) that joins the (GUNWALES) reinforced wooden top of the (HULL) body to the (TRANSOM) back of the boat onthe left side should be raised to support an electric engine ,is this correct?My take on fins... your mileage may vary.
Back in the days of the B&H world championships a lot of men hereabouts fitted fins to their boats along with big engines. The engines were set to shallowish drive and as such pushed the stern of the boat down in the water. (You can mimic this any time on any glass boat, just lift the engine a couple of clicks, open it up and watch the stern drop.) With the big engines this brought water in over the back. The fin was to lift the boat onto something approaching a plane preventing this ingress. The theory was that the boat would ride higher and get to the fishing quicker. They were all unstable. I watched a Dromore team member on Lough Erne with a 25 horse engine take his boat off the top of a big wave and straight into the face of the next. He drilled into it like a submarine. Completely swamped and lost a lot of kit. Oh how we laughed, once we realised he hadn't died. I don't remember the last time I saw anyone use one up here. Some guys still use big fins on their outboards but that's a different thing. In my opinion fins are definitely dangerous at speed in a wave. Larry McAlinden told me every Irish glass boat apart from the twin keel ones is descended from the first two molds that Burkes took off larch Philbins. They are meant to be displacement hulls.
BTW, looking at the pictures of your DC's thwart. If you ever wanted to use a leecie off the stern those quarter knees are too high. You would either have to hang it on the side or add a riser later. Think about getting the port side of the transom lifted to accomodate a leccie engines clamp. It's worth it.
Maciia, is that a McA Anglers Delight? Straightest drifting boat I ever sat in.
The video makes me want to get back into comps again, not sure the liver could take it though.
im learning the lingo slowly