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source for stern rail dinghy motor mount?

I just bought myself an 8hp two-stroke dinghy motor, and I don't have a dinghy yet, so I need to find a way to store it on my boat. I have a small mount for a dinghy motor on my pushpit rail, but it's too small for this motor. I can't seem to find a replacement that will work from the usual sources (except for an Edson model that's over $300!). I'm looking for something that will strech between the upper and lower rails of the pushput to prevent rotating, that doen't require being mounted at a T in the rail (I don't have any right-angle joints in my stern rail). Anyone know where I can find such a thing?
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You don't need a tee in the rail. You can create one by using a clamp on connector for bimini mounting along with a bimini pipe end (socket) and a short piece of pipe anywhere along the lower rail and just stick it into the bottom of the mount and it will work. I will take a picture as soon as I get to the boat if I remember.
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Re: source for stern rail dinghy motor mount?

How 'bout this;


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Re: source for stern rail dinghy motor mount?

You can make your own out of a piece of 1X6-8" teak or mahogany and a couple or 1/8" SS plates. Screw the SS plates to both sides at the top where the outboard mounts and use SS u-bolts to attach to top and bottom horizontal rails. Bullet proof and cheap, looks good too (cetol natural on teak). PM if you want pics of ours.
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Re: source for stern rail dinghy motor mount?

eherlihy, that is the type I was able to find that won't work for me -- it requires that right-angle verticle piece. All of the vertical pieces of my stern rail are angled at about 45 degrees, so it can't attach.

I hadn't really considered building my own. cmasone and jrd22, I'd love to see pics of yours. Thanks!
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