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vamp131 02-01-2008 04:28 PM

engine mount help
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Hi I have got a wee problem

I got a brand new SC61 a bit powerful ripped my engine mount out of the hull

so I got flat Iron put it around the hull at the back

I took my boat out last week for the 1st time in months went to a huge pond put it in it sat very low in the water and just spun round and round

So I have now ripped off the Iron

so I need to make up something to hold on the engine mounts I got some nice hard wood around 1cm thick by 4cm

im thinking of mounting the engine mount onto that bond it and screw it onto the top of the hull i have enclosed some pics so you can see what im thinking of doing your feed back would be a great help as I have a fantastic boat well did have lol

TERBObob 02-01-2008 07:18 PM

RE: engine mount help
Just curious why you don't simply fibreglass the mount(s) to the hull and be done with it ? Forget the screws , forget the iron ...

vamp131 02-01-2008 07:26 PM

RE: engine mount help
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Hi I would love to but i tried to mount it on iron strips they were 10" long 30cm

had them bolted onto the hull and glued on as well the engine mount lifted off then i tried iron bent around the hull it worked but too heavy the boat sat way far down at the back

zurhahn 02-03-2008 04:09 PM

RE: engine mount help
you could try aluminum since it would be lighter and wouldnt rust

vamp131 02-03-2008 05:10 PM

RE: engine mount help
just evo sticked two bits of nice pine onto the top of the hull got some aluminium to wrap around hold it down not used evo stick for years best glue you can get so im told it smells great

waiting for wood to be hard then put on the aluminium hoping it going to snow soon want to try it in the snow got a field out the back of my house stand at my window chase the local kids lol

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