Outboard Motor Mount

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Outboard Motor Mount

Post by thommerrill » November 26th, 2006, 5:11 am

I am designing a motor mount for my ARC22 but can't decide whether a telescoping system would be work as well as a fixed length?? I'm talking about 6"-10". Anyone tried a telescoping mount??

The reason I'm going to an outboard is that the drought around here exposed the roughest beaches [rocks, glass, torn metal. fish hooks, etc] we've seen in decades. Its a compromise I guess between saving the bottom of slowing the boat down a little. I'm not that fast anyway and I really miss catsailing when I have the energy...
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Post by Matt Haberman » November 28th, 2006, 6:11 pm

Thom,

When using the motor you are probably going to need to get it as low as possible otherwise if the boat pitches fore and aft the prop will probably come out. If you mount the motor this low in a fixed position it will almost always get pounded by waves when sailing.
Because of these reasons the motor mounts we have done in the past have always been adjustable.
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Post by thommerrill » November 29th, 2006, 3:33 pm

Thanks Matt-

Do you have a pic or is that a trade secret??? How much is a mount or used mount???
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Post by Matt Haberman » December 5th, 2006, 8:10 pm

Thom,

Here are the only photos I have of a motor mount. This one was integrated as part of a carbon beam on a 27, but the design is essentially the same for an aluminum beam.
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Raised Position
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Post by thommerrill » December 6th, 2006, 4:31 pm

Thanks Matt-

So on a 22 it bolts to the beam and locks in the up position or do you tie the motor to the beam?
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Post by Matt Haberman » December 6th, 2006, 5:42 pm

Thom,

There is a small set of blocks and a cleat that is not shown in the pictures. It holds the motor in the up position when not in use.
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Post by davefarmer » January 3rd, 2007, 9:19 pm

Thom,
I have a simpler design that works well on my SC20, let me know if you're interested.

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by GeneHacker » December 29th, 2013, 3:56 pm

I am looking to build a motor mount for my SC20. I found this thread and figured it would be best to revive the old thread rather than start a new one on the same topic. Any ideas, feedback, or pictures would be great.

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by Mac M » December 29th, 2013, 4:31 pm

My 20 came with a homemade motor mount (I assume) that is nice. It could be raised and lowered and uses a quick pin to lock it in place. It bolted to the beam using the telescoping bolts. I don't think I can use it now that I will have solid beams.

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by jjd78 » December 30th, 2013, 3:00 am

Mac,
That looks like a cheetah motor bracket.
http://www.murrays.com/mm5/merchant.mvc ... y_Code=T-E

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by Mac M » December 30th, 2013, 4:59 am

It is very similar Jason. I thought it looked a little too good for homemade!

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by Matt Haberman » December 30th, 2013, 10:25 am

Here are some pictures of what we have been supplying recently. These mounts are on the 22 and would work great on a 20 also. They are designed to be used with the Torqueedo electric motor, they do not raise and lower as it is not necessary with this motor. Overall they work well. They are available in both Aluminum or Carbon and can be removed with one bolt. The Carbon one weighs 1.5 lbs, and the aluminum one is a little bit more.

Tom has two of them available and ready to ship, give him a call if your interested.
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Aluminum Motor Mount
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Aluminum Motor Mount
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Carbon Motor Mount w/ Motor
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Carbon Motor Mount
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Carbon Motor Mount w/ Motor
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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by GeneHacker » December 31st, 2013, 2:09 pm

That "home made" mount looks ideal. I was thinking about something similar using the existing bolts.

The Aquarius version looks very nice but think that would work better with a solid beam. My Supercat 20 has the telescoping beams so it looks like the rivets would be an issue.

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by Mac M » December 31st, 2013, 3:06 pm

Gene,

I might be willing to part with mine if your interested, pretty sure I won't be using it. I need to sell off some of the stuff I'm not using in the upgrade of my 20. PM me of you want to talk about it.

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Re: Outboard Motor Mount

Post by Kevin Keller » January 1st, 2014, 4:17 pm

Dang Matt…... you guys make the nicest looking things!

Matt Haberman wrote:Here are some pictures of what we have been supplying recently. These mounts are on the 22 and would work great on a 20 also. They are designed to be used with the Torqueedo electric motor, they do not raise and lower as it is not necessary with this motor. Overall they work well. They are available in both Aluminum or Carbon and can be removed with one bolt. The Carbon one weighs 1.5 lbs, and the aluminum one is a little bit more.

Tom has two of them available and ready to ship, give him a call if your interested.

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