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Are there any removable 4-stroke outboard brackets

I've Garelick 71090 4-stroke mount, installed by the previous owner, on my Venture 23. My motor is an older 7.5 HP Honda 4-stroke (77 lbs).

My issue is that the mount, with the motor off, is pushing the overall length of my boat to the limit of what my marina will allow in my slip. Switching to a larger slip is not an option due to availability. (And honestly I wouldn't mind saving the charge on the extra foot of length either.)

I've been looking for a removable motor bracket that can handle a smaller 4-stroke like mine. So far the only ones I've been able to find are 2-stroke only models, such as the Garelick 71057, which I'm given to understand are not suitable due to 4-strokes having more torque than a 2-stroke even if the weight and hp fall well below the rating of the mount.

Does anyone know of removable 4-stroke mount?

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