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|08-26-2009 12:15 PM|
Hello John and others
I am looking for an easily removable hanging vertical slide outboard motor mount for a Nicholson 32 to be used to mount 5 hp engine for getting into a marina. It will need two horizontal struts at bottom with bumpers to push against transom. I expect to mount it to a wooden block bolted through the rear deck. I assume I will end up with some kind of welded steel tube design.
I do have a diesel engine but do not lke to rely on it.
Maybe I should just get a long sculling oar?
I would like to know how it worked out for you or other . Thanks
|06-22-2009 11:48 AM|
Have you found the motoro mount?
I know this thread is old -did you find the motor mount you were looking for
I'm looking for the same thing. I've seen other styles -but haven't found any yet.
|01-20-2009 12:01 PM|
Did I say I love Google?
Here's a shot of the outboard mount I was referring to:
I think the old mounting system had a 6:1 lifting arrangement and the new one is 12:1. I think general Boats also are using a better bearing assy.
|01-20-2009 11:04 AM|
Originally Posted by mdi View Post
I looked all over that mount for a mfg's mark and found nothing. It may be something that Rhodes builds. I'll see the owner this weekend and ask him if he installed it or if it came with the boat. You might try doing a search on Rhodes 22. Maybe it will show up.
I did a little searching and found out the mfg of the Rhodes 22 is General Boat in N. Carolina. Here are a couple of links to the outboard mount.
give GB a call
|01-15-2009 03:08 PM|
Vertical Engine Slide
Originally Posted by resdog View Post
|10-14-2008 10:36 AM|
An outboard sled or bucket generally doesn't have the cavitation problems of a transom mounted outboard for two reasons. One, it isn't as far aft...so it doesn't rise and drop as far as the transom mounted ones do. Two, the bucket or sled will usually allow the engine to drop down further into the water than a transom mount generally will, and as such will help keep the prop submersed.
Originally Posted by mundi View Post
|10-09-2008 04:49 PM|
|resdog||I know exactly what you're talking about. A gentleman at my marina has one on a Rhodes that slides up and down vertically. The mount is big and bulky and very ugly if you ask me. But I will see if I can find out the mfg this weekend.|
|10-08-2008 03:25 PM|
I forgot this device by Plastimo - it is a vertical slide, but won't work for me due to the depth of the device. I'm not sure the vertical travel is enough, either, but they have two rail lengths: 400mm and 600mm. It is model number 17619.
Go to plastimo.com, and select Power Boating > Motor Brackets > Standard Motor Bracket
|10-08-2008 02:54 PM|
I did not find any commercial products that fit my needs, so DIY is the way to go. I found two other boats that had photos of sliding mounts, of which I only kept one photo. However, it is a horizontal slide on a boat with no transom, not quite the right thing.
You certainly can use sail tracks and cars, such as those from Harken or Ronstan. But that is pretty expensive. Or you could make a custom stainless tubing design with nylon slides. I'm not sure if that would actually be any cheaper!
Either way, you probably want to include stainless steel springs to reduce the gravity load. It should also include a locking feature to keep the motor in the up or down position. A pin through the track may work for some installations, but not mine. I can't easily reach back and down over the stern. A rope system with clam cleats might also work.
Please tell me if you make any progress on this - I've not yet made a workable solution. Here's my transom, with my current engine mount upon the rudder.
Note that if I use a standard mount like this:
then the action swings the engine out away from the transom in the operating position and if my rudder then kicks up, the horizontal foil with get chewed by the prop. That's why I need a vertical track arrangement.
ps - I don't have the account type that allows PM's, so I'm posting this as a thread reply. The photos are viewable by pasting the links into your browser. I don't have enough Sailnet posts to enable hyperlinks yet.
Originally Posted by cal30
|10-08-2008 02:47 PM|
Thanks SailingDog and CapnHand.
Wouldn't the sled have the same issues of not staying submerged?
I'd have to check to see if the folding action would permit such a sled. I fold prior to docking in my slip.
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