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post #6 of Old 03-12-2013
Sea Dawg
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Re: Catalina 27 Motor Mount

Originally Posted by ScottGrosenick View Post
Wow! That's pretty impressive. Why did you opt for a fixed bracket over one of the spring loaded ones?

Also, did you go with remote controls? It seems like it would be hard to reach back and adjust the throttle when maneuvering in tight quarters.
Fixed or not, yes remote will be the next upgrade. The moveable mounts are mostly unreliable or right expensive with a 90 lb 4 cycle. I chose to custom fabricate it because even selecting one you are willing to pay higher prices doesn't mean it will tilt and lift to all your specifications. I felt I could guarantee it will be down in the down position and up (clear of the water) in the up position better than one I found in the catalog. For now the throttle is with a PVC extension. The gear shift is a limiting factor and we're looking at remote controls for that reason. I do feel your pain!
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