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Old 24 February 2017, 11:37   #1
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dyi outboard mouting guide

starting to getting prepared to the new suzuki 70 df I am buying.
I intend mounting the outboard by myself.
it is not a new issue to me but will need some guides/video clips to learn the subject in a better way and learn some methods.

I could not find one video clip on youtube showing such process! could that be true?!!! I expected to find tons of that!

maybe someone do know where i can find this?

I will be happy to get the whole process starting by getting outboard out of box, lifting to the transom, drilling holes, up to all cables and electricity connections and gauge connections.
but my main interest is on drilling the holes and outbord mounting itself.

will appreciate you help


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Old 24 February 2017, 16:50   #2
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Is this not going on a used rib? it will most likely already have holes - hopefully in the right place as the layout is standardised.
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Old 24 February 2017, 20:31   #3
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Seal the bolts very well. Use what you think is too much.

Use polyurethane caulking, not silicone.
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Old 25 February 2017, 04:33   #4
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If you are drilling yourself, then there are templates available, or at least enough info to mark out the holes on the web. This is how I did mine as the old engine mounting didn't use the right holes (e.g. middle position for bottom holes but top position for middle holes). I had to fill in the old holes and make good before re-drilling. Make sure you drill perpendicular to the transom.

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