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Old 11 December 2005, 18:30   #1
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Mounting the spare engine??

I have searched through the forum but havent really found any answers. Should I fit my back up engine on to the transom or via an engine bracket? How do you fit the engine bracket on to the transom?
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Old 11 December 2005, 18:32   #2
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bracket addss to much extra stress on the Transom when you are bouncing along
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Old 12 December 2005, 05:32   #3
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We have ours mounted on a bracket, its a 6hp motor on a 20hp bracket. In my case it would be difficult direct, but agree with Rouge. So when ours is in the up position it is srapped to the A frame to help with the continual bouncing
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Old 12 December 2005, 15:34   #4
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I have searched through the forum but havent really found any answers. Should I fit my back up engine on to the transom or via an engine bracket? How do you fit the engine bracket on to the transom?
Jieboy, I have a spare engine bracket fitted to my transom... altho I dont bother with a spare engine, just rely on friends to tow me home if any problem occured...

could get a pic for you if needed, seeing as our boats are similar
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Old 12 December 2005, 16:01   #5
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This is what we do and it works very well. Keeps the engine out of harms way.
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Old 12 December 2005, 17:11   #6
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This is what we do and it works very well. Keeps the engine out of harms way.
What happens in a sudden emergency though???
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Old 12 December 2005, 18:47   #7
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GaryD, if you could get a photo that would be great! My transom is small enough + the 4 stroke yam, there is not much room for another engine.
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Old 13 December 2005, 07:44   #8
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Here is a picture of a Mariner 4hp fitted directly to the transom of 5.5m northcraft. It still leaves enough space for full movement of the main engine.
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Old 13 December 2005, 14:29   #9
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Jieboy, I'd say you're gonna find it very difficult to mount an auxillary engine on a Valiant 490. I used have one with a Merc 75 (probably about the same size as your Yam 4stroker) and we just couldn't fit one, we even had to get the A-frame custom made as the frame Valiant were supplying was too narrow to accomodate the main engine. If yours is the same as mine with the transom knees either side and the black tube straps, then it's gonna be very awkward. Good luck with the search though!! The small Valiants are great fun, especially when you put a bit of power behind them!!

Current engine setup allows the fitting of the aux direct to the transom. It sits there very solidly, has never budged even ploughing home for a pint in the middle of an F8!! I somehow doubt I'd still have it if it was on a bracket, just something to think about.
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just gona go and take a few pics just now... will post them up later 2nite.
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