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Old 23 June 2016, 15:03   #11
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Will the thread can be called that if you want but a more helpful title would be I am looking for a replacement saddle for etec
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Old 23 June 2016, 15:17   #12
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Starboard I understand...

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Old 23 June 2016, 16:37   #13
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Old 24 June 2016, 08:43   #14
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Exactly same as mine if you can dig up my old thread TSM.
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This failure begs the question what caused the failure. Bad driving? Bad design? Poor materials? Raising the engine by one bolt hole and as a result the engine is not sitting on the transom? Driving too hard sea when the wind was first 24 _ 27 kn?
How do I prevent such a failure again? (Don't say leave the rib in the shed.
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Like Rocky said it's the gap between the engine and transom inho.
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This failure begs the question what caused the failure. Bad driving? Bad design? Poor materials? Raising the engine by one bolt hole and as a result the engine is not sitting on the transom? Driving too hard sea when the wind was first 24 _ 27 kn?
How do I prevent such a failure again? (Don't say leave the rib in the shed.
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IMO by having your engine unsupported from the last point on the transom face you have a fulcrum from that point. The engine when at power creates tremendous pressure pushing at the transom, over time it will create fatigue it's cast alloy after all and isn't good in shock scenarios such as you have there.
I feel for you though mick hope you get sorted.

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I had my engine raised thus it is about one inch above the transom
When did you have it raised Mick ?
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