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Old 09 June 2011, 13:36   #1
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Building Outboard Bracket

Anyone on here build their own aux bracket.??

Thinking of making up one like this from mild steel and having it galvanised and sprayed??
Will have to take a 8 hp 2 stroke.
I like the idea of a fixed sturdy bracket that doesnt protrude to much on the transom. Also I want to be able to match the bolt hole pattern on the mounting plate to those used for the transom reinforcement bar.

Anyone see any issues with this??
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Old 09 June 2011, 13:48   #2
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mild steel and having it galvanised and sprayed??

Anyone see any issues with this??
Dont see the point in Having it sprayed !! Galvanising works as a sacrificial surface, spraying will prevent that
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Old 09 June 2011, 14:31   #3
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More for aesthetics than anything, I dont think a lump of galvanized steel hanging off the back will look all that pleasing to the eye and it can always be removed and resprayed without the risk of the metal or weld failing with the engine sitting on it.
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Old 09 June 2011, 14:38   #4
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I am just awaiting materials to build two brackets from 1" handrail tubing.
One is for inside the boat to hold the outboard and one is for the transom to hold it when motoring.
The outer one doesn't need to be that strong as the boat will only be doing a max of 4.5nts when it has an aux hanging on it.....
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Old 09 June 2011, 17:05   #5
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Thought about something similar myself but would prob store engine in the storage cabin in the bow.
Just wondering how quickly it could be deployed if required, especially if in rough weather?
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Why not use aluminum? Skip the steel.
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