Outboard motor brackets

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  1. joda235
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    joda235 New Member

    Hi, I am new to this site and not sure which forum is best to get help from. Please let me know if I should post this on another forum. The problem is that I don't know how to attach a small outboard motor bracket to my 2000 Regal 2150 LSC boat. This is a Regal Fastrac hull with an unusually shaped transom. Is there anyone out there that has solved this problem? I will try to attach a photo. By the way the boat name is no longer Pamster. Thenk you very much. IMG_0027.jpg
     

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  2. Kailani
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    Kailani Senior Member

    I did some googling for more pictures and found many pictures at http://www.swimplatforms.com/showImages.php?mk=249 That's a company that makes an extension platform.
    I looked at how that is connected. Am I seeing rivets? Also I see two metal brackets to carry load down to the real transom. My questions would be how strong are the side "pods" built and is there access inside them. I don't know.

    How will you use the outboard? Is it only for an emergency?
     
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    The simple answer is yes, you can install a kicker bracket to your boat, though some additional bracketry will be necessary on that Regal, as well as many other boats. This is a common issue most yards have had to face in recent years. Many will insist on a platform as the mount, but this is just their inability to address a problem any other way. Plainly put, it doesn't take much to hold a portable outboard onto a boat and I'll bet you could devise a way yourself, though you may not have the tools or skill sets to install it.

    On the Regal, I see a logical location, with brackets above and below the rub rail. These would be shaped to land on the hull and deck cap, though fastened, preferably into significant backing blocks (G-10, StarBoard, etc.) and these brackets accept a standard kicker bracket, so the engine can be raised, lowered, turned, etc. If you weren't a full country width away, I could have you fixed up in a single day. I'll suspect any reasonable yard, could take care of this in a similar amount of time, assuming they have a bracket in stock.
     
  4. missinginaction
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    missinginaction Senior Member

    Based on the photo it looks like your platform is molded and not a bolt on. I would consider a platform mount. I recently installed a Panther mount and while the install was a bit different than what you're facing here it certainly would be worth a look.
    Here's a link to a recent thread here that includes some photos.

    http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/wo...swim-platform-1973-silverton-sedan-56033.html

    It's hard to tell from the photo you posted but I believe the bracket I used would bolt right through your existing platform.

    Good Luck,

    MIA
     
  5. joda235
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    joda235 New Member

    Thank you for the responses to my question. I greatly appreciate the help. It is a molded platform. I am in the process of contacting some yards to see what they offer.

    Thanks,
    Dave
     

  6. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    A yard will hit you pretty hard if they have to fabricate something and this is a modification you can do at home in your driveway, if you're up to it.
     
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