New engine in Julle

bohusjulle (snipa?) from Sweden, built 1960

bohusjulle (snipa?) from Sweden, built 1960

I’ve been informed that my Snipa is not a true snipa, which refers to a strictly double ended boat. It is a bohusjulle, or simply julle. This I was told by a very helpful boatbuilder in Sweden. Thank you. I’ll change the boat’s name to Julle.

Anyway, the single cylinder Arona diesel was under quite a load pushing this 20′, 2700 lb. boat thru the water. I’m switching to a 2 cylinder Westerbeke, upping the power from 7 to 13 hp.

heavier engine moved 13" forward from old engine, longer shaft required

heavier engine moved 13″ forward from old engine, longer shaft required

The old floor timbers were weak. I installed 3 new ones.

floors and angle iron bed

floors and angle iron bed

The bed is made from 2 x 3 ” angle iron. It is stepped, the aft mounts being higher than the forward ones. It gets lagged to the floors, and the engine gets bolted to it. If I used oak for the engine bed, it would have to be notched down quite deep into the floors, thus weakening them.

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