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post #4 of Old 08-27-2006
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Yes, you would probably need an outboard motor mounted on a lifting bracket with a remote set of throttle/gearshift controls. Make sure that the quote you get includes the remote throttle/gearshift controls. As I don't believe you'll be able to reach the controls on the outboard from the helm.

The reason you need a lifting bracket mount, is without one, the outboard motor will generally be far to high, and will lift out of the water when the boat rocks in swells or to the motion of the seas. I don't know whether the lifting outboard motor mounts will allow the outboard to get down low enough to really be useful. I would find out whether this is really feasible before trying to continue.

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