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Zymguy
12-11-2016, 08:27 PM
Preforably removeable . So far ive only liked the duckworks offering. Id love to hear your opinions. I have not yet chosen a motor .
Thank you
ben

Zymguy
12-11-2016, 08:55 PM
I really like brents work on scamp 268

Rob540
12-11-2016, 10:19 PM
I've had the Duckworks one on for about five years. To begin with it supported a 5hp Yamaha without complaint until I hit a sand bar. I bent it a little, but simply drilled bottom holes through the top pins to keep all three pins secured with clips and it was fine. Now I have a 2.5hp 4stroke Yam and it is even better. There are limitations in adjustment and brute strength, but I just couldn't live with a huge piece of engineering on Annie's pretty little backside.

Rob

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Zymguy
12-11-2016, 11:58 PM
Any pics? will the 2.5 yam tip up with the motor turned?
thanks!

Rob540
12-12-2016, 12:24 AM
Yes, it tips up almost enough without turning, and out of the water on its side (on the Navigator, anyway). The only thing I miss is reverse gear, but you just rotate the shaft to point backwards. My blog will have some pics I guess, but maybe not close-ups. There is also a link in the RH margin of the blog to Navigator build pics.


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paulhh
12-12-2016, 07:22 AM
here is an option

http://www.rigrite.com/Hardware/Motor_Brackets/SP_outboard_mtr_mnt.html

Zymguy
12-12-2016, 12:57 PM
I like how that one keeps the weight closer to the boat . I'm not sure it would get the motor to the water ?

jpatrick
12-12-2016, 09:15 PM
This is a bracket that I made for a grp Wayfarer:

I used plywood for all the major components. You can just make out a stainless steel reinforcing angle on the upper edge. The lower corner bracket is aluminum. The attachments are made of brass.

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh527/jrp1000/Somes%20Sound%20Building/motor%20bracket%203.jpg (http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/jrp1000/media/Somes%20Sound%20Building/motor%20bracket%203.jpg.html)

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh527/jrp1000/Somes%20Sound%20Building/motor%20bracket%201.jpg (http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/jrp1000/media/Somes%20Sound%20Building/motor%20bracket%201.jpg.html)

Side mount brackets have the advantage of being accessible to the cockpit but you can't sail with them attached.

Jeff

Zymguy
12-12-2016, 09:36 PM
This is a bracket that I made for a grp Wayfarer:

Side mount brackets have the advantage of being accessible to the cockpit but you can't sail with them attached.

Jeff

where did you stow the motor when sailing? Any more photos?

jpatrick
12-13-2016, 12:13 AM
where did you stow the motor when sailing? Any more photos?

I used a Honda 2hp motor with the Wayfarer. It actually would store in the stern watertight compartment. However I didn't carry it with me all that much when day sailing.

No more photos of the mount for the Wayfarer but this is the next generation that I made for my Somes Sound:

http://i1250.photobucket.com/albums/hh527/jrp1000/Somes%20Sound%20Building/Motor%20mount%209.jpg (http://s1250.photobucket.com/user/jrp1000/media/Somes%20Sound%20Building/Motor%20mount%209.jpg.html)

The photo shows it as a work in progress. You can see more on my discussion thread: Jeff's Somes Sound Build

Jeff
Reply (http://forum.woodenboat.com/newreply.php?p=4606421&noquote=1)

Zymguy
12-13-2016, 12:37 AM
thanks !

lupussonic
12-13-2016, 06:19 AM
You need to consider twist with a side bracket; the prop at the bottom of the shaft is where the thrust occurs. I had a side bracket on a clinker trad boat, tied a line of non stretch from just above the prop to an eye on the gunwhale at the transom. Thin side decks such as what Wayfarers have might try to lift st the forward edge of your bracket.