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Old 14 February 2005, 17:03   #1
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Aux engine bracket

I saw a neat looking one a while ago in a catalogue (can't remember which one). It had two channels/slots that you attach to the transom, then the removable bracket slots into these. From my vague memory it was rated to 10 or 15hp and only left the 2 strips on the transom when the bracket was not in use.

Does anyone know who makes them and where they are available from?

They look a lot neater than the "heath robinson" springy type. I do have a slight reservation about what would stop the outboard and bracket jumping out if the weather was ruff, but I think that is solveable.

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Is this what you are after?
http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/bargains2.htm

"Outboard bracket to suit auxiliary motors up to 15hp. Wooden pad, 37mm thick, 4 positions. Spare springs available. Max weight 40kg, although I recommend keeping below 30kg. Exercise caution when fitting to a RIB - the buffeting a RIB can impose on an auxiliary hung on a bracket can cause rapid wear and damage. The motor needs to be roped tight to prevent movement. 59.95 + VAT, = 70.44.
A sliding bracket can be fitted which allows quick removal/fitting of the outboard/bracket assembly, price 17.95 + VAT, = 21.09."
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Old 15 February 2005, 09:52   #3
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Aux engines - how do you mount

Sorry but this is a stupid question but related. If I want to have a small outboard as an aux engine (and for use on a tender) on my single engined Rib, what is the best way of mounting it to be able to use it in an emergency.

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Is this what you are after?
http://www.bosunsmate.co.uk/bargains2.htm

"Outboard bracket to suit auxiliary motors up to 15hp. Wooden pad, 37mm thick, 4 positions. Spare springs available. Max weight 40kg, although I recommend keeping below 30kg. Exercise caution when fitting to a RIB - the buffeting a RIB can impose on an auxiliary hung on a bracket can cause rapid wear and damage. The motor needs to be roped tight to prevent movement. 59.95 + VAT, = 70.44.
A sliding bracket can be fitted which allows quick removal/fitting of the outboard/bracket assembly, price 17.95 + VAT, = 21.09."
yes and no

the lift out part is similar, but the contraption with the spring arrangement is much more simplified.Basically it is a fixed version of it, so you can tilt the motor but not raise and lower it using the bracket

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I know what you mean. The Melges race yachts use them for quick stowage of the engine when sailing. Will have a look through our books tomorrow.
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I know what you mean. The Melges race yachts use them for quick stowage of the engine when sailing. Will have a look through our books tomorrow.
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Tis not good news. Went through all our chandler suppliers and not one fixed bracket in any of them. All they had was the sprung loaded ones . However I have just found this (see pic). Go here http://www.inflatable-boat-supplies.co.uk/ and download the catalogue. It is only rated for 4hp so no good to you anyway but may give a clue to others as to what your after.
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What about this one? http://www.allinflatables.com/shoppi...tom/pivot.html
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Colin,
do you have enough room to mount an aux motor direct to the transom? I find this fine on my 4.8m Ribcraft which has now covered nearly 2000 miles.

Our 5.85 Ribcraft had an aux bracket on, however it failed. We removed it and now mount the aux direct to the transom. It is also ready for when you need to use it, far less messing about in my opinion.
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Why not get a small engineering shop to fabricate something? Say 2 pieces of angle bloted to the transom with some steel blocks with slots milled in them - the engine could then be mounted on a carrier plate.
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