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Old 03 September 2014, 06:46   #1
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Auxy Outboard Bracket

I am planning on fitting an auxy bracket on my Parker 630.
it has an inboard diesel so I am concerned about how well the transom will take a bracket and 4hp motor.

Not so much weight concerns but space, as the engine box occupies a chunk of space I doubt I will be able to trim up the auxy fully.

Don't want to get the drill out and discover it is not a great idea...

Has anyone fitted a bracket to a inboard boat recently? And any advice on fitting of auxiliary engine brackets in general would be great.

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Old 04 September 2014, 03:17   #2
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Got a pic of your transom?

I am a bit pzzled - does your engine cowl come flush with or sufficiently close to the top of the transom that you can't get the clamps over or will it foul something when trimmed up?

One curveball to throwe in at this point is most wee 4Hp or thereabouts "keepy uppy" mechanisms won't generally survive the battering they get on a transom.

I carved a lump of wood to put between my aux leg & bracket which holds it at an angle that Johnsorude never designed it to sit at, but at the same time be a lot more solid. I guess if you are balancing on top of an engine cover to remove it that might not be a good option for you.

OTher Q - you say drill? Is this because you don't trust the cmlamps? Fair enough, but could you do some trial positioning with the screw clamps before drilling?

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Old 04 September 2014, 13:18   #3
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More to the point, why are you thinking of a 4hp auxiliary? It's not going to move an inboard 630 well enough to be usable.
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Old 04 September 2014, 15:25   #4
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Rough rule of thumb is 1hp for every boat metre. Safe bet would be an 8hp 2-stroke.

4hp pushes my Ribcraft 4.8, but would struggle in the rough stuff.
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Old 16 September 2014, 14:19   #5
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Originally Posted by spartacus View Post
Rough rule of thumb is 1hp for every boat metre. Safe bet would be an 8hp 2-stroke.

4hp pushes my Ribcraft 4.8, but would struggle in the rough stuff.
That is a good point, I had been thinking of fitting a 2hp to my 4.4 meter Hurricane but not that I read this perhaps a 4hp would be better. Not sure that I have room for a 4hp.
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