Marine craft adapted for shallow water operation

  • US 7,297,035 B2
  • Filed: 05/22/2006
  • Issued: 11/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/17/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A marine craft comprisinga hull comprising a transom;

  • anda portable drive assembly temporarily attached to the transom, the portable drive assembly comprisingan elongated drive housing enclosing an upper drive assembly and a lower driven assembly and a timing belt connecting the upper drive assembly to the lower driven assembly; and

    an engine mounting plate attached externally to the drive housing adjacent the upper drive assembly perpendicular to the drive housing;

    wherein the lower driven assembly comprises a propeller shaft at least a portion of which is enclosed within a shaft housing attached to the drive housing adjacent the driven assembly, the shaft housing extending in excess of 18 inches beyond the drive housing, and a propeller attached to the propeller shaft.

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