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Old 15 April 2016, 11:11   #31
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IMHO the weak point is the welded joint at the bottom of the outboard bracket, at the very least it needs a gusset or a couple of triangles welding in the outsides. All imho of course.


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IMHO the weak point is the welded joint at the bottom of the outboard bracket, at the very least it needs a gusset or a couple of triangles welding in the outsides. All imho of course.


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Square tube is 1/4 inch wall tubing. My weld would hold 3 outboards no problem. Id bet 10000 on that. Lol
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Old 15 April 2016, 12:43   #33
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..... Id bet 10000 on that. Lol

Is that $ or ?😏


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That outboard bracket needs beefing up imo there will be to much bounce on it and I've seen welds tear out you could even bring some section back over the top and down to the front again.
Be interesting to see some film when driving from behind
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What is this Debbie Downer day on Rib.net today. The thread simply asked how I transport my Rig and that is what I posted. If I would have known I was going to have to post load calcultions certified by a structual engineer I may not have posted. If you are that worried about it then the next time you see a dude from Texas driving down the road with a dinghy and an outboard motor hanging off the back of his hitch try not to follow that closely. Anyway I would love to chat some more but its 85F in Houston today and I just got off work early so Its time to hit the water. Happy Boating and Adios Amigos!
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What is this Debbie Downer day on Rib.net today. The thread simply asked how I transport my Rig and that is what I posted. If I would have known I was going to have to post load calcultions certified by a structual engineer I may not have posted. If you are that worried about it then the next time you see a dude from Texas driving down the road with a dinghy and an outboard motor hanging off the back of his hitch try not to follow that closely. Anyway I would love to chat some more but its 85F in Houston today and I just got off work early so Its time to hit the water. Happy Boating and Adios Amigos!

The heat must be getting to you😎


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I'd still like a vid from someone following you so you can prove me wrong 😉
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What is this Debbie Downer day on Rib.net today. The thread simply asked how I transport my Rig and that is what I posted. If I would have known I was going to have to post load calcultions certified by a structual engineer I may not have posted. If you are that worried about it then the next time you see a dude from Texas driving down the road with a dinghy and an outboard motor hanging off the back of his hitch try not to follow that closely. Anyway I would love to chat some more but its 85F in Houston today and I just got off work early so Its time to hit the water. Happy Boating and Adios Amigos!
Its usually known as constructive feedback, from people concerned for the safety of other motorists, and trying to stop a lot of damage to your outboard!

Personally I think your rack will probably survive assuming you are driving sensibly and the roads are in reasonable condition; and your welding skills are good enough. I think its much more likely the engine works loose and just falls off.

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Landcruiser is 150kg max nose weight so no chance you could carry that on a UK vehicle
You think that is over 150kg?
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You think that is over 150kg?[/QUOTE]

No but it's got to be over 100kg with the rack, & the vid states rated to 500lbs the point I was making (maybe not very clearly) was if two fairly hefty 4x4s are only just over the capacity then the average UK family saloon isn't going to cope well with that type of setup.
As someone else pointed out us cars tend to be a lot bigger than UK cars
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