That is what I was looking for. Might be tricky launching off a cement boat ramp unless they fold up or something. Sounds expensive.
If you push both pedals forward, the fins fold up against a normal chine hull.
I still have my Mirage drive ready 4 when Aloha Dans' "Pelagic" becomes a set of plans (and I get my shed built)
G'day Mike, and thanks for our input mate.
This Mirage drive has intrigued me ever since I first became aware of it. The problem I have with it is its purchase cost. The drive unit costs more that the entire rest of the boat to build. This, to my way of thinking defeats the purpose of building our own. Then, one has to consider a hand steer rudder assembly of some sort.
Having said all that, I think Matt has better hulls in which to mount a Mirage than Dan's Pelagic. Sabalo and Cape Fear are two of these. Southwind and Sasquatch are equally suitable, only in SOT configuration.
If and when I finally get round to building this Ultimate, I think I would be inclined to build it with the designers aims in mind. Exteme stability and fishability in a relatively simple build. Set it up with a comfy seat, leccy motor and big cooler and just head off into the sweetwater. Lovely.