C34 Outboard Motor Bracket
I went looking for an outboard bracket I found most are
designed for either smaller engines or made to fit a T
fitting on a rail. The walk through transom of the newer
boats are short on T rail fittings except on the seats,
which I did not want to obstruct. I bought Voyager, hull
number 1345 and walked the dock looking at designs. Had
I been in familiar territory I may have been able to
find a different material, more like that white plastic
cutting board material. Instead I found a nearby Home
Depot and was able to find inexpensive shelf like
material made of pine. Here is a diagram to scale of the
bracket with pictures, both before and after painting.
Basically it creates a sandwich over the rails making
for a sturdy and snug fit. It could easily accomodate a
motor larger than the 8 hp motor I use. I don't recall
the boat name that had the bracket that I copied. Who
ever designed the original did a great job.
Randy Thies "Captran"
Note from webmaster: My boat, Yorkshire Rose, has
a similar outboard bracket, see pictures below.
The design is just different enough that to make an
interesting comparison. I don't have the original
plans since the bracket was added by the original owner.
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Last modified by Phil Imhof, Wednesday, August 11, 2004
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