page describes C34 owners' cockpit upgrade projects.
Heavy Duty Outboard Mount
Last year I purchased a new outboard motor and became
concerned about trying to mount it on the stern rail.
With the 94 LB unit attached there seemed to be a
significant amount of fore and aft movement that might
eventually cause metal fatigue and damage to the rail
and motor. A local rail shop installed an additional
stanchion about 8 inches from the original and a stern
support rail which removed all perceptible movement from
the rail. The stern support rail has the additional
function as a hand rail when using the swim ladder.
Motor mount plates were fabricated from two pieces of
starboard plastic which were grooved to accept the rail
that was sandwiched between them. The grooves were made
with a router but required considerable adjusting to
accommodate the curved top section of the stern rail.
Top Priority, #375
Last modified by Phil Imhof, Wednesday, August 11, 2004
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