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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

The Garhauer is not cheap; mine was $392 delivered.

Defender lists the super-duper Garelick (303618) at $380.

I'm making my inside backing plate from 1/2" marine ply; I think the same thickness of StarBoard would be enough.
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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

This is for two stroke only, I used the 4 stroke version since my motor is heavier, but you mentioned yours is 100lbs.

STAINLESS STEEL AUXILIARY OUTBOARD MOTOR BRACKETS FOR 2-STROKE MOTORS

MODEL NUMBER: 71056

Easier to lift and lower Stainless springs help counterbalance motor weight.
Transom mount locks and holds motor up or swings down for propulsion.
Built in transom angle adjustment allows optimum motor performance.
Fits all style motors Extra Wide (11 1/2" 29cm) Black Poly Mounting Board for newer, wider style motor locking clamps.
4 position locking height adjustment.
Stainless Mounting Hardware & instructions included.
Wide track body for added stability.
Made of tough 304 Stainless Steel.
MOUNTING PAD 2" thick x 11 1/2" wide (5 x 29cm). Designed to also accommodate the width dimensions of late model auxiliary outboard motors.
SPECIFICATIONS:
H.P. Rating: Over 7 1/2 to 20.
Motor Weight Not to Exceed: 115 lbs.
Vertical Travel*: 11 1/4" (29cm).
Mtg. Pad: Poly.
Mounting Board Dimensions W x H x T: 11 1/2" x 10 3/4" x 2" (29 x 27 x 5cm).
Mounting Bracket Dimension W x H: 7 5/8" x 7 7/8" (19 x 20cm).
*Vertical travel is based on transom angle being perpendicular to the water.
http://www.thechandleryonline.com/im...pup/153_AGAR71

GARELICK/EEZ-IN #71056, STAINLESS 2-STROKE OUTBOARD MOTOR BRACKET.
The Chandlery Online #: 153_AGAR71056
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Our Price: CAD$209.85
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My Catalina 25 had the Garhauer mount and an overweight Honda motor. The Garhauer frame and welding was great but, after a few years of pounding on Lake Michigan, the bearings and shafts all went out. I rebuilt by turning some beefy Delrin bearings and it worked fine for years. The springs are not enough lift. I added some tiny Harken blocks with 4 pulleys for an 8:1 purchase. That made the lift very easy.
Thanks, Jackson. The CatDir site said they had re-engineered the mounts with bronze bushings. Not sure if they mean all of them or just the heavy-duty one.

I am considering some sort of retaining strap to hold it in the raised position. Even though the mount is beefy, it is still a lot of weight attached to a 12"x12" area of my transom. I'd like some kind of connection to prevent it from bouncing.

FYI - the vertical rails (that mount to the transom) are 3" longer on the heavy-duty model. They stick down lower to distribute the weight better. I'm not installing an outside backing plate, just an inside one.

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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

Bingo, Paul, you hit her right on the head. Couldn't get the page to load, but I read your description. This was exactly what I was thinking about.

Garelick 71056 Auxiliary Outboard Motor Bracket-71056 Garelick

Although all the others mentioned here look great, I think this baby will do the trick for $164 and change, plus s/h.

1/2" backer, got it. Got too busy last evening to get inside and take a look. Heading down again tonite after work.

Garelick it is.

Thanks again, everybody, for your responses.
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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

I have the motor mount (4 spring version) from CD on my C25 with a 9.9 Merc Bigfoot at 108 lbs. It works great. I did put a spacer board on it for the motor clamps and bolts just to use up some of the space. The 9.9 4 stroke was a bit deeper on the transom brackets than my previous 7.5 2 stroke.
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Bingo, Paul, you hit her right on the head. Couldn't get the page to load, but I read your description. This was exactly what I was thinking about.

Garelick 71056 Auxiliary Outboard Motor Bracket-71056 Garelick

Although all the others mentioned here look great, I think this baby will do the trick for $164 and change, plus s/h.

1/2" backer, got it. Got too busy last evening to get inside and take a look. Heading down again tonite after work.

Garelick it is.

Thanks again, everybody, for your responses.
Excellent price Carl, you can't go wrong with that. I had to pay double for the 4 stroke version. Hope it all works out for you.
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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

Thanks. Got some expert help, so we can get it all together right.

It'll be so nice to sail this year the right way: with the motor out of the water.

Thanks guys.
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