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Mounting outboard on Cat 27, Suggestions?
I've recently accquired a 1973 catalina 27, hull #601. It has an old atomic 4 that is beyond repair, and i will be taking it out. I've got a new Tohatsu 9.8, 25 in., four stroke to mount on the transom on a Garelick bracket. I'll be mountng the motor on center. It appears that at the proper height for mounting that I will need to set the mount out a minimum of 4-5 inches for the handle to clear the transom and rub rail. My questions are;
1. What to use for this 4-5 inch extension, maybe wood or aluminum C channel?
2. How much will the water line at the transom raise when I get the old A-4 out? I've already removed the alt., starter, flywheel.
3. The boat came originally with the transom "plugged". I thinking of using starboard as a backing plate on the inside. Do I need to reinforce the transom any further?
Any suggestions would be appreciated. My first sailboat, but have been crewing for a few years and some long charters.