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1. (WO2015048479) SHALLOW-DRAFT WATERCRAFT PROPULSION AND STEERING APPARATUS

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/048479    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/057765
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 27 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: B63B 35/71
Applicants: CASE, Robert
Inventors: CASE, Robert
Title: SHALLOW-DRAFT WATERCRAFT PROPULSION AND STEERING APPARATUS
Abstract:
A watercraft includes a stern flotation compartment. The hull is carved out underneath the gunwales to admit a vertical cylindrical sleeve extending through the flotation compartment from top to bottom, and sealed top and bottom. A studded vertical mounting tube carrying an electric motor fits within a slotted cylindrical steering tube; the latter is carried on rotatable bearings affixed to the vertical cylindrical sleeve. A steering assembly is affixed to the slotted cylindrical steering tube and a guide tube fits closely within the vertical mounting tube. An electrical power cable is connected to the electric motor and a retraction assembly is affixed to the electric motor.