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Old 12 July 2015, 20:20   #1
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Outboard (kicker) backet on Willard 7m

Hi all,
Has anyone put an outboard bracket (for kicker motor) on their Willard 7m ?

After a year of looking at it I think it's time. I hate to spoil the lines of my nice boat but safety dictates that I have a second source of power. Washing up on a rocky cliff is not an option for me.

Any thoughts or pictures of an installation would be much appreciated.

Need a place to hang the new Yamaha 9.9 high thrust motor

Thanks in advance,

DA
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Old 13 July 2015, 23:19   #2
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I just took ownership of a Willard 7M that came with a kicker mount (and swim platform) installed from the previous owner. Its just a rather thick aluminum welded setup. Nothing fancy.

There is no "seatow" type service where I live and the ocean conditions are small craft advisory by the afternoon (most days). I intend to take the boat to some remote locations. So I have the mount... but not the engine (yet). Do you think the 9.9hp is enough to push the boat through rough seas/current/wind?

BTW - the gas fuel tank for my setup is mounted below deck alongside the drive shaft.

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Old 13 July 2015, 23:42   #3
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Im thinking the 9.9 high thrust will be enough to keep me out of trouble. 1 big outboard tank should give about 10 hours of thrust. In no wind should give about 5 knots (hull speed) with somebto spare. I will carry 2 tanks in the forward below deck compartment when in remote locations ( propped open).

9.9 yami high thrust, already over 100 pounds, I dont want much more if i can help it. Interested in what you think will be enough power and why.

I would also be interested in a pic of your installation.

Thanks for your thoughts,
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willard bracket for kicker

Hi All,

So finally got around to putting a bracket on the willard.
I normally dont like the look of a bracket so I had a dilemma.

Sometimes far from home or in strange waters I want one. sometimes I do not.

What to do.....

I made an unobtrusive bracket that I can slide my (30hpGarlick) bracket into (dovetail like)
I can remove it when I want and have the clean lines of the willard or put on the bracket and have it secure and ready.

Worked well this summer. It took a pounding and held up well.

I do love this boat but need more speed......

DA
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Hi All,

So finally got around to putting a bracket on the willard.
I normally dont like the look of a bracket so I had a dilemma.

Sometimes far from home or in strange waters I want one. sometimes I do not.

What to do.....

I made an unobtrusive bracket that I can slide my (30hpGarlick) bracket into (dovetail like)
I can remove it when I want and have the clean lines of the willard or put on the bracket and have it secure and ready.

Worked well this summer. It took a pounding and held up well.

I do love this boat but need more speed......

DA
Thanks for posting the bracket. Question: Who made your tube?
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Tubset is by Bombard , hypalon.
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Tubset is by Bombard , hypalon.
Do you have a contact for them? Thanks.
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Do you have a contact for them? Thanks.
Or wherever you purchased them. Thx
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No sorry. They are long bankrupt....too bad.
They supplied the us navy with lots of quality replacement tubesets. No more.
It's the only tube materiel that lasts a long time.
Pvc is tough at first then weakens and fails rapidly after 10 to 15 yrs.
Done. Hypalon though not as tough at first will last 30 yrs plus if looked after.
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