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Well, the old motor mount for the 9.9 Evinrude is just a bear. It takes all my strength to pull motor up out of the water. It's time to replace. Bottom line is the motor's lower stayed in the water on the Columbia all winter because of this difficulty. My very knowledgeable friend just went through the motor, laboring several hours cleaning up the corrosion. She runs great, but is not going back on the boat until I get a new mount installed. I don't want to have to spend any more money this year on the motor.

I searched the forum and see some folks have used this brand. My research has led me to the 118 pound model.

What do you'all think? Anything a better bang for the buck? I don't mind spending the cash on the best I can get.

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Catalina Direct sells one made by Garhauer (sp?); it is as beefy as all get out and has 4 SS springs. Rated for 95-115#. The swing arms are rectangular boxes of welded SS tubing. I just bought one to hold my 117# Honda. I haven't installed it yet.

I bought this one because I already had the same model with fewer springs (you can't add them; they're welded into the box arms) the old one was strong enough, just needed more springs; this one is stronger.

The cost is about the same as the Garelick. I'm not dinging the Garelick (I think my previous boat had one), I'm just saying the Garhauer is well made.

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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

Thanks. I took a look at the site, and I just don't see motor mounts anywhere. I'll keep looking.

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I just installed a Garelick for my 9.9 last season, works like a dream with very little effort, highly recommend. Model 71090 used with XL shaft.

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Thanks much. Just what I wanted to hear. Tired of busting my A$$ on that motor.

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Catalina Direct sells one made by Garhauer (sp?); it is as beefy as all get out and has 4 SS springs. Rated for 95-115#. The swing arms are rectangular boxes of welded SS tubing. I just bought one to hold my 117# Honda. I haven't installed it yet.

I bought this one because I already had the same model with fewer springs (you can't add them; they're welded into the box arms) the old one was strong enough, just needed more springs; this one is stronger.

The cost is about the same as the Garelick. I'm not dinging the Garelick (I think my previous boat had one), I'm just saying the Garhauer is well made.

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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.

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They offer a few models on their website, just filter for two stroke or four stroke and the models will appear accordingly, be sure the travel of the model chosen will suit your mounting height and motor shaft length etc.... The travel for lift dimensions can be miss leading, but as long as you understand the difference between lift and final resting position(s) you can work it out , mechanically very well put together and again very easy to operate!

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Re: Garelick Motor Mounts - Your Experiences

Cool. The existing motor mount is bolted to a box-like structure on the transom. It makes it even more difficult to reach the motor. I don't think it's removable.

I'm going to crawl into the bilge area and work my way back to the transom to see what it looks like on the inside. I'm pretty sure I'll see rotten plywood backing as I've found in other areas of the boat. I'd like to get the old mount off tonight, so I can take measurements for its replacement. Planning on using starboard for a backing plate. How thick should it be?

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I do NOT care for the switch from the marine plywood to plastic as you its the one area that is iffy with the weight of newer four-strokes

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This is a 100 lb (I'm told) 2 stroke Evinrude.

Ah, found the motor mounts at Catalina Direct. Very expensive, with extra fee for packing and over-large item shipping. I really like the one with stainless tubing.

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