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Old 16 May 2016, 06:03   #11
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Well I havent been able to break mine...
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Old 16 May 2016, 06:07   #12
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I merely asked a simple question ....
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Old 16 May 2016, 06:27   #13
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i've seen a few broken brackets on THT forum when rudes used for racing. there is a company who makes solid brackets for using them in them for racing.

have to say, wouldn't put me off owning one for leisure but i would solid mount it with the above upgrade if racing.

i wouldn't be surprised if all engines have a habit of this TBH as it is a lot of weight bouncing around.
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Old 16 May 2016, 08:17   #14
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i've seen a few broken brackets on THT forum when rudes used for racing. there is a company who makes solid brackets for using them in them for racing.

have to say, wouldn't put me off owning one for leisure but i would solid mount it with the above upgrade if racing.

i wouldn't be surprised if all engines have a habit of this TBH as it is a lot of weight bouncing around.
Its actually the solid brass mounts that can lead to a broken saddle. they are fitted to stiffen up the engine and replace the rubber mounts that are normally fitted but the force is then transmitted into the saddle.
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Old 16 May 2016, 10:17   #15
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Its actually the solid brass mounts that can lead to a broken saddle. they are fitted to stiffen up the engine and replace the rubber mounts that are normally fitted but the force is then transmitted into the saddle.

Apparently these engines are meant to be bog standard, no modifications allowed at all ...
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Old 16 May 2016, 16:05   #16
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The saddle is reinforced with welded plates on them to toughen them but obviously they are taking so much abuse they still get broken
I think broken saddles are a perennial problem for race outboards
Engines are stock otherwise
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Old 16 May 2016, 16:41   #17
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If the engines were as big a pile of cr4p that some would have us believe, you have to ask yourself why the race boys bother with them at all..........


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Old 17 May 2016, 05:37   #19
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I would. Mine has definitely never fallen off.

I was thinking after watching the telly the other day that F1 cars have loads more crashes than ones on the road. The handling must be really rubbish
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Old 17 May 2016, 06:37   #20
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Reckon the use outboards get on RIBS is not far off what race boats get looking at some of the storey about the speed and weather that people put on here. Heard some of the Honda series boats had big Honda brackets fail but never heard of Yamaha/ Suzuki or merc engines snap off anything though .

Have heard of Evinrudes snapping on leaisure ribs a few times
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