Could anybody with a 4 to 6hp 4 stroke engine do me a favour please....
I'm getting the Vipermax built without the rear-facing lip on the transom so I can put an aux engine on the transom, but a snag has come up in that the original engine I was going to get (Mariner 4hp with the Sailmate high thrust prop) apparently can only fit over a transom that is about 55mm thick while according to both Downhilldai here Mariner Sailmate
and Roy Bishop measuring his own boat, the transom on the Vipermax is 60mm thick.
There is a bit of a questionmark over this as I have seen photos of what appears to be a Mercury 4hp fitted onto a Vipermax, see attached, so can anybody measure either a Merc or Mariner engine and double check the inside measurement of the bracket please? I'm not sure whose boat this is now, to ask them what the engine is or whether it was modified to allow it to fit.
Meanwhile if anybody with a 4, 5 or 6hp would be kind enough to open the saddle clamp right up and tell me how thick a transom could be hammered in there, that would be appreciated
I'm still keen on the Sailmate engine because of the high thrust prop but really don't want to order something that doesn't fit....