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Re: Motor Mount Replacement

Did mine last year, used a Fulton 1820. It is designed for 10 hp 4 cycle. Works excellent, I can raise and lower very easily. Used 1/4 in aluminum plate (cost 6 bucks) Would recommend this install. The original mount had aluminum bolts that had hour glassed. These I replaced but it was still a beast to lift. Now even the wife can lift the motor, next is the electric start then I can really be a captain.
Mike and Joyce Foreman
Home of Joy IV
----- Original Message -----
From: Rob/Linda
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: Motor Mount Replacement

actually, Frank used aluminium plate as well. My mistake.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 6:30 AM
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 you.
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 pocketbook).
Now to go on a diet so I can do the job.
J. Carl Miller


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