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Old 25 June 2012, 02:57   #11
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Originally Posted by Nos4r2 View Post
A quick search for 'outboard bracket' on Ebay will show you lots of them.

I'm a bit shy of the ones with a plastic pad like the Gael Force one after Neil Harvey had the pad on his fall off. T/103/b_Outboard_bracket.jpg[/IMG]

you are worried about the wrong problem - the pad did NOT fall off, the metal of the bracket snapped and twisted, causing me to nearly lose an outboard overboard overboard. It happened whilst going along at about 25 knots, single handed, engine was hanging there supported by not much, was lucky it had not twisted the other way into the shaft of main engine

Will probably never use one again! And yes, it was rated for that size engine.

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Old 25 June 2012, 06:41   #12
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I placed my aux. straight on the transom with a transom engine pad fitted. Works great, leaves plenty of room for the main engine to turn. Only issue is that I had to lose my starboard towing eye.


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