Originally Posted by Bushrider
Looks great ! What is the aux you intend to put on ? What is the weight ?
Are you not afraid that due to the long SS tube + the relatively small plate on the transom you will add a quite big momentum to the transom ?
I thought about the loadings of this and kept the transom mounting plate footprint relatively small in comparison to the tube diameter so as to minimise the bending motion. I shock loaded the bracket when 1st fitted with 200lbs x ?factor (me hopping on one foot)
and it doesnt budge. The transom is substantially braced to the deck at that point so couldn't be better supported, at around 25lbs thrust per HP I think it will be ok for a 4hp 2stroke. I made a similar bracket on my old 6.2 mt and had a 6hp Evinrude swinging off that for years and in comparison to the crappy folding brackets that are supposed to be ok for 5hp I recon I'll be OK.