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|On Fri 30th Sep 2016 17:16:36 - nickoslester said:Hello.
Im looking at trying to pick up a Manta 19, but I was wondering about the feasibility of installing a small diesel with a sail-drive. I am much happier looking after and running diesels than outboards!
Has anyone done anything like this? Or is there not the space?
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|On Mon 3rd Oct 2016 13:37:43 - hcasares said:Hello! I don't see how to do that, as there is no room for an engine in the cabin behind the keel. If you take a look at any picture of a manta out of the water, you can see that the point where the keel finishes there is only cockpit over it.
It is quite obvious in this image.
With this I mean that it is difficult to mount an engine with saildrive. It would be possible, but not worth the effort in my opinion, to put a shaft engine.