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post #8 of Old 06-03-2003
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Outboard lifting is killing me!

I am having a motor mount built special. My boat was designed for an inboard OMC saildrive..OMC need I say more about the quility of that motor? I have since removed that problem and for the time being I am going with a 9.9 Mercury outboard. Since my transon is so vertical it is almost impossible to tilt the motor and totally imposible while underway. because of this I have designed a high lift motor mount that lifts the motor to the top rail. It is based on an old camper jack system my Step Father used to load and unload his camp from the truck. I have added 2 knots of speed getting rid of the old saildrive tail and now prevented the outboard from dragging it''s prop.Lifting is a breeze I just turn a crank and up she comes.
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