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Old 13 April 2010, 06:08   #1
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Aux Engine Bracket Recommendation

Hi All,
I am planning to put a 6hp Yam 4stroke LS on my Redbay 6.5m. Can anyone recommend from experience which type/make of bracket to use?

eg. Spring loaded etc

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Hi All,
I am planning to put a 6hp Yam 4stroke LS on my Redbay 6.5m. Can anyone recommend from experience which type/make of bracket to use?

eg. Spring loaded etc

rgds

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From reading on here and elsewhere I'm sure you will gather that in a rib, there arn't really any manufactured brackets that are up to the banging and crashing of a rib, even more so since you plan to put a hefty four stroker on it. As far as I'm aware the best, in fact only way to do it is get one welded up yourself, otherwise it#ll never be strong enough

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I would second Gotchi's comment .
I suspect that directly onto the transom is the only way to go .
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Having just spent money on having some gelcoat repairs on the transom, from experience, don't do it! We had it directly on the transom.

You have a heavy four stroke aux being thrown around on a bit of fibreglass covered ply.

Carry it on board somewhere.
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Having just spent money on having some gelcoat repairs on the transom, from experience, don't do it! We had it directly on the transom.

You have a heavy four stroke aux being thrown around on a bit of fibreglass covered ply.

Carry it on board somewhere.
But four strokes have to be carried upright
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Not a Mercury 6HP. On a specific side, yes.
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So is that just the 6HP, or are there others that can be stored/carried flat?
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It's all very well carrying it on board , but chances are that you'll need it ( quickly ) under unfavourable conditions !

Transom for me every time
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From reading on here and elsewhere I'm sure you will gather that in a rib, there arn't really any manufactured brackets that are up to the banging and crashing of a rib, even more so since you plan to put a hefty four stroker on it. As far as I'm aware the best, in fact only way to do it is get one welded up yourself, otherwise it#ll never be strong enough

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Yes I've never seen or used one that's up to the job and so I had one fabricated
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A buddy of mine used 4 different kicker brackets on his 17' Boston Whaler (which has a rougher ride than most RIBs, I think.) None of them lasted more than a season and a half without having to be repaired.

I get around that by not having a kicker.

If you find something that lasts, let the rest of us know...

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