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Old 19 October 2019, 16:58   #1
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OUtboard Bracket for Willard 7.3

Hello,

Anyone on here have recommendations for outboard brackets for a Willard 7.3m? Going to put twin Yamaha 200s on the back (Yes Im killing the cummins I know...)

What's worked best? Armstrong? Glass an extension?

Appreciate input.

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Old 20 October 2019, 13:21   #2
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If you search in here there were a couple boats done in different ways. I used a zodiac aluminum bracket (I have a zodiac 7m) that I was able to find. Ryan Pratt on here did a couple boats for sea tow boats and he preferred glass brackets as he could make them a little bigger to add more buoyancy. Both styles are hull extensions, they follow the bottom of the hull, not like a traditional Armstrong thatís raised above the hull.

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Old 21 October 2019, 00:01   #3
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Ryan had his done at Hermco. They're gone....all mold destroyed. The guy couldn't find a buyer for his business and just tossed everything....and least that's the story going around.
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Thanks Gents. Appreciate it. I will reach out to Ryan but sounds like that option is gone...
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A few modified Willards:

One with no bracket and port-a-jacks.

The other with an Armstrong. The Armstrong is in FL and redone by a guy that owns Downrite towing - contact him on Instagram maybe and see what he thinks of how it runs? (pic copied from instagram)



Either way, I would personally want as much flotation as possible under those engines. I don't like how those two are sitting in the water.

The 3rd pic is one of Ryan Pratts boats. Full flotation with the fiberglass bracket match the hull lines. The boat sits much better in the water! (here is the thread: Willard 730 Project)
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Awesome.. Thanks man... Very helpful.
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To add to my previous post - note how the tubes are touching the water with the port-a-bracket and the Armstrong boat.

Standard Willard have the tubes 4-6" out of the water. Ryan was able to maintain that with the full flotation bracket.
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