Its time to Re-power

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jcasale
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Its time to Re-power

Post by jcasale » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:10 am

Greetings,

After 10 years of sailing with a Honda 30, the Admiral has finally given me the green light for a new motor. I am still researching the different motor options but was wondering if anyone has looked into or has any thoughts on a transom mounted engine motor bracket similar to the one in the link below

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Single-Outboar ... 3650577048

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks

John
Atlantic Beach, Fl
2000 :macx:

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by kurz » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:08 am

Well looks very interesting. But the question is: Why you want it?

I personally would not buy it becouse it makes the boat longer while trailering.

What would be very nice is to have two swim platforms on each side of the OB so that you can easily stand on one/enering the boat whyle mooring backwards...

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by NiceAft » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:08 am

jcasale wrote:Greetings,

After 10 years of sailing with a Honda 30, the Admiral has finally given me the green light for a new motor. I am still researching the different motor options but was wondering if anyone has looked into or has any thoughts on a transom mounted engine motor bracket similar to the one in the link below

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Single-Outboar ... 3650577048

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks

John
Atlantic Beach, Fl
2000 :macx:
If you keep your boat in a slip, you would be upping your slip charge with a longer boat.

I also agree with Kurz on his trailering concerns.

Ray

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by Jimmyt » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:28 am

Love the bracket, and platform. However, check your rudder interaction with the bracket. In the few minutes I considered one, the rudder situation nixed the idea. Might also have to beef up the transom to mount it..

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by Starscream » Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:47 pm

You can "re-boat" for less money that it costs to "re-power" an existing boat: https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/77633

I've never regretted putting a 90HP on so far: opens up a whole new range of activities.

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by nedmiller » Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:40 pm

We have had the 60hp Mercury BigFoot EFI 4-stroke for years and it is rock solid...no repairs yet, just maintenance.
Our MacX varies from heavy to very heavy and the 60HP does either. I have several props and change to match our purpose. We have used the MacX as MacTrawler about half the time. All fresh water use...lakes and occasional river.

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by Highlander » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:46 pm

Jimmyt wrote:Love the bracket, and platform. However, check your rudder interaction with the bracket. In the few minutes I considered one, the rudder situation nixed the idea. Might also have to beef up the transom to mount it..
Jimmy I,m sure u could order one with a smaller platform I,ve often thought about one of these with maybe just a 14" set back

J 8)

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by Gazmn » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:59 pm

jcasale wrote:Greetings,

After 10 years of sailing with a Honda 30, the Admiral has finally given me the green light for a new motor. I am still researching the different motor options but was wondering if anyone has looked into or has any thoughts on a transom mounted engine motor bracket similar to the one in the link below

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Single-Outboar ... 3650577048

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks

John
Atlantic Beach, Fl
2000 :macx:
Okay Imho:
1. Determine repower budget & purpose. Are you looking for power upgrade? Pulling toys & kids? Or wanna go home faster...

2. The :macx: doesn’t “need” more than a reputable, fuel injected 75-90hp. Although I don’t have regrets I have 4 cylinders to feed vs 2 or 3.

3. Purpose of jackplate/extension. - I Love Mine - but I ended up needing to go with power steering. Mod + mod +...= $$$ :?

But my transom is cleaner & covered reclaimed real estate. Great for swimming, snorkeling/diving etc -God I Wished I lived in FL to enjoy this more :( ...

That’s my 10” Al jackplate that you Must: Prime & cover with metal compatible bottom paint. That wood has been long replaced with tred top starboard - but you get the idear :wink:

Image current setup with special blued jackplate

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Re: Its time to Re-power

Post by 1st Sail » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:21 pm

I don't think you can buy a poor quality OB. There are very few posts regarding OB mechanical failures posted on this board in proportion to the total number of posts. My take away is Honda, Merc, Tahatsu, Etec, Yamaha, etc. are all solid performers. From all the OB discussions on this board I don't think you can make a poor decision. Many have posted here that you would be better off making your OB decision based on the quality of the dealer vs. the OB.

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