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Old 15 August 2010, 04:23   #1
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Merc 75 Offset?

Putting a Merc 75 on a 14ft Dateline Bikini speedy boaty thingy today. Any suggestions on amount of stbd offset? I'm thinking 30-35mm.
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Old 15 August 2010, 04:52   #2
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I just ran this question by a couple of experts, 1st said heads, the other said tails

If it's a new boat with no holes in the transom I'd be tempted to put it in the centre. If it does happen to pull to one side you could always ballast it more on the other side with the batteries etc.
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I just ran this question by a couple of experts, 1st said heads, the other said tails

If it's a new boat with no holes in the transom I'd be tempted to put it in the centre. If it does happen to pull to one side you could always ballast it more on the other side with the batteries etc.
New boat?!! I think Dateline went bust in about '87!

Although, he's just had a very fancy s/s transom plate made which covers all existing holes inside and out, so we are effectively, 'as new'. So go central you reckon Matt?
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If you look in any O/B manufacturers installation manual I doubt you'll find anything about offsetting so it can't be that far out.

In a perfect world you'd be able to get behind the new plate and sneak a peek at the original holes, or any other imprint etc on the transom that might give away where the old motor was
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New boat?!! I think Dateline went bust in about '87!
Hang on a mo.! I've just googled Dateline Marine. They make model boats and possibly still race hulls. Sorry Matt.
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75hp would prob be ok fitted central, but a bit of offset would help counter any prop torgue. An inch would be plenty
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75hp would prob be ok fitted central, but a bit of offset would help counter any prop torgue. An inch would be plenty
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In a perfect world you'd be able to get behind the new plate and sneak a peek at the original holes, or any other imprint etc on the transom that might give away where the old motor was
Derr, didn't think of that.
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Hey 'Rainman', What's the status of Dateline Marine these days?
Don't know - they're nothing to do with Soozook or Avon......
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Derr, didn't think of that.
Existing holes are central.
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