Transom angle when running a bracket

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  1. romeomikehotel
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    romeomikehotel Junior Member

    Hey guys,

    If I’m committed to running an outboard bracket/swim platform, do I need to build the transom angle into the boat still, or can I run a vertical transom and just build the angle into the bracket?

    Thanks
     
  2. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    What is the source of the bracket?
     
  3. romeomikehotel
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    romeomikehotel Junior Member

    I’d be building that as well.
     
  4. DCockey
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    DCockey Senior Member

    The transom angle can be anything you want. Build the bracket to suit with the appropriate angle where the motor mounts. Make sure there is sufficient room for the motor to tilt.
     
  5. Mr Efficiency
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    A vertical transom will only be a problem inasmuch as it invites water to splash into the boat, especially when reversing and there is choppy water, of course the bracket rake does not have to match the transom.
     

  6. romeomikehotel
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    romeomikehotel Junior Member

    Thank you, that’s what I needed to know.
     
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