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Old 23 June 2012, 14:12   #1
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Best way to mount my auxiliary on my Rib.

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I have got a 5.4metre ribtec which I have just purchased an auxilary outboard for, its a 4hp 2 stroke. It fits nicely to the side of the main outboard to use on its own, but due to the restricted space, it wouldnt be suitable to keep it there while running the main engine as turning would be interefered with.

I have heard you can get mounts for the auxillary which extend it out from the transom for easier use and also I have heard of folding ones, so that the auxilary can be folded back and then rested horizontally above the tube (A folding engine mount if you will).

I cant seem to find any on the net though, could someone recommend me one and a place to get one. I would much rather have the auxiliary mounted permanently on the rib ready to use, rather than having to unbolt it and rebolt it every time i want to use it

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Old 23 June 2012, 15:23   #2
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I have one of these on the back of my Humber 6m with a Honda 5Hp mounted on it. Works well.

Gael Force Outboard Motor Brackets - Stainless Steel - Only 109.99 - Gael Force Marine

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Old 23 June 2012, 18:20   #3
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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. The ones with the 2 hooks on like this one:- are worth avoiding too unless you've got a huge transom.

I've got one of these waiting to go on the Ballistic:-

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Old 23 June 2012, 18:25   #4
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A quick search for 'outboard bracket' on Ebay will show you lots of them.

I've got one of these waiting to go on the Ballistic:-

I had one of the above nos on my Shetland and I would agree very sturdy and once locked up or down it stayed there.
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I had one of the above nos on my Shetland and I would agree very sturdy and once locked up or down it stayed there.
I did a fair bit of research before I bought that one as it's gettng an 8hp on there.

Do a google image search for 'hydraulic outboard bracket' and have a look at the Garelick ones... 1500 a time in the USA but will take 40hp.
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Aye nice looking kit nos price is a bit Ooooerrrr though. If you get the same type as nos4r2 has Craig IMO you will be fine.
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I've got one of these waiting to go on the Ballistic:-
Nos could you link the bracket you're going to use please?
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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.
Couldn't agree more. I used to have a Plastimo adjustable outboard bracket on a Zodiac Pro. Granted the pad didn't fall off, but it used to rattle like a Vauxhall Viva!
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Ron Hale Marine Ltd - Lifting Outboard Bracket
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