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Engine mounts vs isolators

We are replacing our engine mounts and a mechanic said to go with engine isolators instead of regular mounts. Does anyone here know much abou the difference? I appreciate any insight you all can provide.

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Engine mounts vs isolators

I just put in isolators and think next time I''d stick with the old adjustable mounts. If you''re bolting to a fiberglass/wood bed, what''s the difference? A drivesaver will isolate the shaft from the water. The Globe mounts I put in are plastic with the only available adjustment being the plastic shims, purchased separately. Out of four mounts, I only needed one shim. Honestly, I don''t see a huge reduction in vibration. Do you have steel beds or a steel hull or something?
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Engine mounts vs isolators

We''re not steel, it was just a recommendation from a mechanic. The old mounts broke after we wrapped a line so we have to do the work anyway. I was just wondering what the thinking was out there. Engine is on wood on F/G stringers.

Thanks for the note of experience.
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