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Old 20 August 2014, 21:35   #11
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yeah I was just teasing too, I mean its not likely your engine would stop for no reason at an in opportune moment is it

but hopefully you can deploy anchor to buy you time to get engine attached....

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Did it like this on the Sr4

If your welding a bracket can you not just dogleg it from the transom?
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Old 21 August 2014, 03:43   #14
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What's the problem? Not enough steering clearance etc?

I have a partuicularly small amout of space- One option is (although this has issues in itself) to find yourself a narrow bodied Aux - tho' in the modern 4 - stroke world they are like hen's teeth - another option is to modify your aux bracket. I have no pics to hand here but I bought a clamp off a dead one of my Aux and to put none to fine a point on it - butchered it to fit round my towing eye as that was the only way it would clear the A- frame & the main.

Extreme - maybe, but once the frame is replaced I put my Bigger Aux on and replace the clamp with the original on my anorexic Johnsorude. You might have seen it at Easdale last year?

I am already putting plans together for the replacement frame which invvolve the frame curving out over the toobs, a n integral clamp plate and moving / re drilling for the tow eyes. There is a corner of me also wondering about trying to build in a support for the leg when it's up having read lots of "knackered aux tilt gubbins" threads on here... but i may also just look for another dead clamp bracket & modify it, as my "soluid support" on the current museum piece works really well.

Before then I just made a point of crusiing in company. Admittedly not maybe an option for you.
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Following this with interest. I'm in the process of speccing up the next boat & it will have a main +AUX engine wise. I'd much prefer the AUX to be permanently bolted to the transom, rather than having to bugger about when it all goes pete tong.
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My present set up with a mild steel painted bracket as a test (3 years) I'll get around to knocking one up in stainless soon

I hang a 15hp 2st off it
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I could be wrong but using an aux bracket would it add extra stress to the transom rather than being clamped or bolted straight on to it ?
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I could be wrong but using an aux bracket would it add extra stress to the transom rather than being clamped or bolted straight on to it ?
Yes I'm sure it does but how much compared to the 250 Etec sitting next to it?

I had a similar set up on the 6.5 and never had a problem.
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Yes I'm sure it does but how much compared to the 250 Etec sitting next to it?

I had a similar set up on the 6.5 and never had a problem.
The transom will be rated to take a certain weight, I know, but if its up to the maximum limit (I'm not saying that yours is) and your out riding over heavy chop an auxiliary bracket sticking out a foot or so, with a largish outboard attached, can't really be doing the transom any good due to the leverage forces being applied to it.

I would have thought that it would be much better bolted flush to the transom if space allows.

Or am I just being cynical ?
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The transom will be rated to take a certain weight, I know, but if its up to the maximum limit (I'm not saying that yours is) and your out riding over heavy chop an auxiliary bracket sticking out a foot or so, with a largish outboard attached, can't really be doing the transom any good due to the leverage forces being applied to it.

I would have thought that it would be much better bolted flush to the transom if space allows.

Or am I just being cynical ?
Cynical but it's been ok up to now, does it mean you can't use the tow eyes if you at max transom weight too I've no idea ?
So when I make up the stainless one do you want one foc from the left overs
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