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Old 24 July 2014, 07:05   #1
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Not enough room to steer with Auxillary bolted on

My transom isn't wide enough to get my main motor on and my auxiliary. The steering gear of my main motor gets in the way. I have seen some people who have made an extension with a plate on it so the auxiliary sits further back off the transom.

I cant seem to find anything on Google though, does anyone have one for sale or know where I can get one?

I just need to have a mount sticking out about 2 feet with a flat surface to hook up my auxiliary.
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Old 24 July 2014, 07:15   #2
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Similar to these? Or are you looking for longer?

STAINLESS STEEL ADJUSTABLE OUTBOARD MOTOR AUXILIARY BRACKET UP TO 8HP OR KG 30 | eBay

PLASTIMO AUXILIARY MOTOR BRACKET 10HP 30KGS STAINLESS STEEL OUTBOARD ENGINE | eBay

Outboard Mounting Brackets, Auxiliary, Back Up, Spare Engine

Failing that, I'm sure there are enough experts on here to manufacture something!
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Old 24 July 2014, 08:23   #3
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Ah brilliant, how the hell I couldn't find those is anyone's guess, ill measure up and see if its long enough

Only looking as I quickly found out that when my main motor failed and I hooked up my aux, I couldn't bloody steer right, ended up having to use my oars as a rudder lol!

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Old 24 July 2014, 08:37   #4
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No worries.

I tend to look harder when I'm at work than I do when I'm at home and have interesting things to do!
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Old 24 July 2014, 08:42   #5
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As soon as I get home today I am out on the Rib, weather is so hot!
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I had a Plastimo auxilliary bracket and it rattled like a bag of spanners. See if you can get a fixed bracket instead. I'd also ratchet the auxilliary in place under way so it's rock solid. Something like this would work with a long shaft outboard.
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Old 25 July 2014, 17:03   #7
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Not enough room to steer with Auxillary bolted on

Hmmm I had the same issue. After much thought I removed the a frame and using a big chunk of ash made a bolt on bracket that was shaped to go round the tube so the aux could sit further over. The shaft being quite skinny it tucks in nicely and although the prop sits higher it's a long shaft so still works.
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What's actually hitting? Is it the moving bit of the steering tube hitting the Aux clamps?

I had that prioblem and fitted the aux on the Stbd side - yes it was a major PITA to fit as I had the steering cable in the way, but with a lot of guddling the cable now passes over the top of the aux clamp screws.
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