The other point is that if you're using the four-stroke outboard as the primary auxilliary engine for your boat, and you go cheap on the bracket... there is a much higher chance that the bracket will break if you're motoring in heavy weather or seas. Murphy's law says that the bracket will break in such a situation and possibly lead to you losing the entire boat. Is that really worth saving $100 or so???
Looks like you've already received some very good advice... just my $0.02 worth, but I'd spend the extra money and get a bracket rated for the type and size OB I intended to use and not cut corners.
True, there are occasions where 'the biggest, most expensive' choice is a waste of money, but for a crummy $115, is it worth losing an OB?
As with lots of things in life, you generally get what you pay for; Just MHO. All the best to you what ever course you choose.
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