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Columbia 28 Outboard Motor Installation
Hi All! Long time looker first time poster.
Decided to add a new 9.9 Suzuki long shaft with a Garelick bracket as a kicker motor while removing my Palmer for a rebuild.
Hired a couple of fellows of good reputation who provided measurements. Decided to place motor port side of midships. Long story short, sixteen new holes and two repositionings and a hell of a lot deflection (with a 12 "x 12 " 3/ 4" piece of marine plywood backer) still not in the water to proper level.
All hands paid and dismissed. Now on the hard, ordered and received a longer Garelick bracket and still not sure way forward.
Finally my question: If I had asked what advice or sources or experience what would you share?