actually, Frank used aluminium plate as well. My mistake.
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Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 6:30
Subject: Motor Mount Replacement
I need to upgrade
from the original motor mount to a spring-assist due to now having a new
8-HP Nissan 4-stroke.
I really appreciate the feedback. Here
is what I am going with and why:
Gene Adams: Thank you Gene. The boat has
a pulley installed with small 1/4" line (both previous boats had this).
On our first I went to larger blocks, larger diameter 3/8" line with a
lawnmower start handle on the end. This really improved performance, but now
I have a bad back and need the spring assist.
Rob/Linda: great, and I never even
thought about the plate. After thinking it over, I will go with .250
aluminum so there are no rust issues (it will be strong enough). Thank
Bob Schimmel - my main resource. I
failed to look at the motor Tech-Tips. If I had, I would not have sent the
message in the first place. I have two motor mounts located. One from
Strictly Sail is a spring assist model used on Catalina's with a white nylon
motor mount pad. The second is a similar model at Hern Marine. The
difference is the Hern mount has a wider set of bolt holes the same as
you show in your tech tips. (also much easier on the
Now to go on a diet so I can do the
J. Carl Miller