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Modifications to outboard well and brackett
I was wondering if anyone can supply advice and or photo's to help me make a folding outboard bracket . The way the boat is set up at the moment you have to undo the motor bracket clamp screws to lift the outboard up enabling you to put the plug in the well etc . We have just purchased " Easy Beat (445 ) and this is one thin that needs sorting pronto . Many thanks , Brent
Brent Craig13-Jan-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: Modifications to outboard well and brackett
I have sail number 434 which should have a similar cockpit crossmember to yours.

My 5hp two stroke Mariner with high thrust propeller tilts inside the stern and there is ample room to fit a plug.

I have not made a plug for the hole because I only cruise.

The leg on the 6hp four strokes is the same as my outboard.

I don't believe cutting the crossmember and hinging it at the bottom is a good modification. There may be a foam chamber under that part of the floor which would make bolting through the cockpit floor a nightmare.
Greg13-Jan-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: Modifications to outboard well and brackett
Hi Brent I have a MKII swing keel RL24 #159 and I mainly race. I have modified my outboard bracket to make it easy to use. I will attempt to send you my pics, if they don't come through please email me and I will resend.
Darryn15-Jan-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: Modifications to outboard well and brackett
Thanks for that Daryn . The problem I have is that the well cutout in Easy Beat is a small triangle . The out board has to come up and forwards to clear the back edge . I am scheming up some small rails made out of sailtrack with cars on them combined with something similar to your set up . I twill have the advantage of moving the wieght of the outboard forward when not in use .
brent craig19-Jan-2015    Edit    Delete 
Re: Modifications to outboard well and brackett
Cut the hole all the way back to the stern.

I drilled two holes to make the corners then cut the sides with an angle grinder. Glass in the dust is very irritating to skin, do it fast, clean up and wash off.

My outboard tilts inside the stern then drops down on a flap that lays across the opening.
greg20-Jan-2015    Edit    Delete 

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