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    Default Clinker boat outboard bracket

    Hi, would anyone have a design for a wooden bracket I could fit to my walker Tideway dinghy to fit a seagull engine, ideally it would fit to the side so I can keep the rudder in place but have the engine available if required
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    Default Re: Clinker boat outboard bracket

    Is there not enough room to clamp it to the transom along side the rudder?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Clinker boat outboard bracket

    It's possible to fit it next to the rudder but the corner brackets limit what room is available and could affect rudder operation, I've seen this item on a chandlery website which could work ?
    http://www.angleseymarinesupplies.co...d-brackets.php

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    Default Re: Clinker boat outboard bracket

    We used to run a Seagull on a lifting OB bracket on the stern of a 14' daysailer. The bracket was just like the one with the wooden bit to clamp the OB to. We found that the rudder would not clear the prop if you tried to steer with the rudder. Instead, we used bunjy cord to secure the tiller amidships, and used a broom handle stuck in the Seagull's tiller to steer. The rudder would track the prop, and would stay out of the way, and probably helped steer, too.

    With no wind, it was quite a pleasant way to get around: standing up, with the broom stick in my left, my right on the boom that was held in place by topping lift and sheet. It was only in a bad, bad chop or really big wake that it felt better to sit down. And, of course, ear plugs all the way!

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    Default Re: Clinker boat outboard bracket

    Quote Originally Posted by Mgjohn View Post
    It's possible to fit it next to the rudder but the corner brackets limit what room is available and could affect rudder operation, I've seen this item on a chandlery website which could work ?
    http://www.angleseymarinesupplies.co...d-brackets.php
    See if you can find, or have one of these fabricated by copying the relevant bit of your bracket.
    It will bolt straight on as far outboard as you need it.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Clinker boat outboard bracket

    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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