2 single engine brackets on a 25 ft Rampone

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by Albert Jr., Oct 4, 2015.

  1. Albert Jr.

    Albert Jr. Previous Member

    I went to a boat yard today in search for a marlin tower.
    Instead I found 2 single engine Armstrong brackets lying behind a shed.
    We have a Rampone 25 sitting in our yard that has to be restored.
    My thought is to either mount the brackets separately or weld them together to
    make a dual bracket.

    Would it be possible to mount these 2 brackets instead of a dual bracket ?
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Mr Efficiency Senior Member

    I took a look at a pic, and it appears that boat is an extended Formula 233. I guess it depends on what the minimum separation of the motors will be, with two pods rather than one. You don't want them too far apart, or you will aerate the propellors in turns, or leaping about in waves.
  3. Albert Jr.

    Albert Jr. Previous Member

    Thankyou sir. I had a similar worry about it.
    Because both engines have a 25'' shaft length, my thought would be to measure the hull and place the engines at the exact two spots where the
    hull will cross the 25'' mark.

    Another option I would think is to measure both brackets and place them in
    a manner that they will be as wide as a dual engine bracket.
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