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Old 27 August 2009, 03:04   #1
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Outboard mounted on sterndrive...

Something I've never seen before:
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Old 27 August 2009, 06:19   #2
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one way of getting tilt and trim on an old merc looks well done tho have to say
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Amazing idea - looks better than the Yank custom built brackets and a lot cheaper as well.

http://www.portaproducts.com/index.p...=porta-bracket
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Thats redneck bodgineering of the highest order
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That's a reasonable solution to a common problem.
I like it
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That is proper beer in hand, pencil behind the ear engineering.
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That is proper beer in hand, pencil behind the ear engineering.
A solution to a problem!
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me and a mate were looking for a project the other day and came across a 20ft cuddy that had had the bottom of the leg stolen, that idea would have solved the problem without shelling out for a new part..
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As much as I like the inventive flair applied to solve the problem of the original engine or drive failing, the drive isn't designed to take all that weight, and I'd be constantly worried about the castings fracturing and the engine falling off.

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well i thought ive come up with some strange ideas , but that is just pure brilliance.

no way can anyone say that the engine cannot be trimmed to perfection with a set up like that.

If the brackets are strong then it will last for years.

and to say its not meant to take weight is a bit silly, the outdrive can probably take a
normal 300hp inboard and the torque would be a lot more than that of the outboard.

I bet it can put up a real wicked rooster tail as well.



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