Price of a Pod

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Stoisy, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Stoisy

    Stoisy Member

    Hey guys,

    Tried searching for this but couldn't find anything on pods.
    Does anyone have any experience putting a pod on a smaller boat, 15 feet, and how it helped the performance? I've got a 4-stroke on the back of an older Hourston, and she sits low in the stern now. Would it make sense to add a pod with a boat this small?
    Anyone have a general idea of what price that might be?

    Cheers
     
  2. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    It would really depend on configuration of your stern.
    Is there a splash well, molded in seats etc ?
     
  3. Stoisy

    Stoisy Member

    There is currently a small splash well, but I was planning on getting rid of that and just making it flush along the back if I were to install a pod.
     
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  4. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    It may be more work than it's worth ?
     
  5. Tightlines22

    Tightlines22 Well-Known Member

    I would tend to agree that it's likely more work than it's worth. You might want to search out a boat a few feet bigger. I think you'd be happier with that.
     
  6. kaelc

    kaelc Well-Known Member

    I'd be concerned about what you would have to mount the extension to. How old is the boat/transom and how solid is it and what is your time worth? If your time is free, and you are good with fibreglass and slinging motors and there was a guy on used victoria making pods.

    16 foot hulls do come up for sale that you might be able to put your larger 4 stroke on. There is a member who had a wicked 17 foot double eagle with a pod, with no power who might pm you, if you put a wanted ad up.
     
  7. profisher

    profisher Well-Known Member

    Don't do it...the boat is to small and the centre of gravity will be moved to far aft. You can move the motor aft on a larger hull and it doesn't change its ride drastically..or change how it sits in the water at rest.
    You will likely develop a bad case of porpoising on the plane as well.
     
  8. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Sage advice already, just one more POV. Do you have a kicker installed back there as well? Can you ditch it and and troll off the main?

    As others mentioned, it might make sense to find a hull, or good deal on a package with an otherwise tired motor and move you existing power over. Heck, you might even find a package with a serviceable 2 stroke that you can get some money for or move onto your existing hull and sell as a package.

    Warning, your wife will NOT like the idea of looking at two boats while you do the shuffle.
     
  9. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Active Member

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    Some guys will add flotation pods on either side of the outboard, you could build them out of plywood and just glue and bolt them on.
     
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  10. Stoisy

    Stoisy Member

    Thanks for all the input everyone.

    Sounds like it's time to look for something new.
     

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