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Old 07-19-2004, 08:47 PM
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Aight so i picked this old skool hull thats in excilent shap and it has this crazy blue metal flake paintjob. i know it runs on a 25cc weedeater engine. can i fabricate an engine mount for this thing. cuz i have all the resorces to and i really dont wanna keep buying an engine mount as a last resort. thanks
Old 07-20-2004, 10:24 AM
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I run Homelites as well and build my own mounts. You need some aluminum angle and vibration mounts like the type sold by Grainger or McMaster Carr. You can order them on line for Grainger from their on-line catalog. Use the angle mounted across the engine, front and rear and a smaller piece of angle bolted to the boat rails to support each vibration mount. Screw down through the angle on the motor to secure to the vibration mounts and you are done! There is a lot of figuring out where to place the mount to acheive the correct angle for the drive shaft but that is different for each boat hull. Good luck!!
Old 07-20-2004, 02:23 PM
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could u send me some pictures of yours. that would help me out alot more.
Old 07-20-2004, 03:50 PM
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Check this out:

http://slappy.org/~john/hmounts.htm

Sounds a whole lot like what skoda450 is talking about. If you're running a Homelite, that setup would be a pretty easy build using some Home Depot angle aluminum, some rubber spacers, and some simple screws and tools. It might not look as pretty as that CNC machine'd setup, but it would be as functional.

HTH!
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thanks for the pics. just as long as its functanal i dont care. Cuz its goin in ahull i bought at a grage sale for 20 bucks. I gotta get some pic of this thing cuz i have no idea who the maker is. ooo also were can i find a cheap outdrive. I already have the drive cable. i just need the rest.
Old 07-21-2004, 10:18 PM
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Aeromarine.

http://www.aeromarinerc.com/runninggear.htm

#1410, full assembly for 1/4" (.250) drive, costs 25.50 plus s/h.

HTH.

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