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Old 13-07-2019, 12:10   #1
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Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

Greetings,

1.Please help me identify the name brand of motor mount. I can't find any
identification on the mount.

2. More importantly, would the mount hold a Mercury 5 hp, long shaft 2 stroke?

Some of the ads for motor mounts specify use for 2 stroke, 4 stroke, or both,
as well as the hp range.

This one appears to be heavy duty and more than adequate for a 5 hp.

3. Bonus question: would a 5 hp long shaft be adequate for powering 30' Pearson, approx. 8500 lb displacement? Intended for back up only, entering or exiting a marina, for example, under calm conditions?

Thank you for your input.
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Old 13-07-2019, 19:20   #2
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Re: Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

Maybe an earlier version of this one.

https://www.catalinadirect.com/shop-...nt-two-spring/

5hp should get you in and out of a calm marina relatively OK. Make sure it is in deep and has a high thrust prop though.

I have a 9.9hp on my Sabre 28. The outboard is locked straight ahead. I can have a knot or two of current right behind my slip. The extra power can be handy there when I am trying to get the boat moving quicker for steerage.

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Re: Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

Don't know the name but I agree with Shawn it looks like it came off of Catalina Direct. Yes, I would trust that mount to hold a 5hp 2 stroke. It has one spring so it will not lift a 8hp or 9.9 hp very well, but should be fine for 5. 2-strokes are lighter that 4 strokes. And yes a 5hp can get you in and out in calm conditions, but don't count on it to stop you, get you out of a problem in a hurry or fight a current.
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Re: Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

Should be fine for 5 hp or more. I think 5 hp is a bit shy on HP for a 30 footer. It will work in a pinch though.
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Re: Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

I wouldn't worry about the name since you are just mounting a little 5 hp 2 stroke on it. The main worry is how deep can it get the engine

I have a 5 hp 4 stroke 57lb outboard mounted on an adjustable Panther Bracket. I'm actually on my second bracket after 8 years on the first one

It's a Mercury also extra long 25" shaft. My bracket is wider than yours and stronger for the 4 stroke. I think the drop is 11" - 14"

Also on a heavy wind day you may need to be good at docking with that small of an engine on a Pearson 30 if that is what it is for, but the rudder on the Pearson should help

I use both the tiller on my outboard and the tiller on the boat sometimes when docking

If the bracket worries you, walk the docks where the smaller boats are and you will see all manner of brackets holding a wide variety of engines. Some of the brackets were never meant to hold some of the engines they are mounted on but they are still there. Many of these boats like lots of sailboats rarely leave the dock so most any bracket will do for one or two sails per year I guess
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Re: Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

mount would probably be ok, put a saftey line on your engine.In a calm wind and sea condition you could use a 5 hp, as stated reverse is questionable. I would go with a 9.9.
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Re: Outboard Stern Mount:name brand? good for 5 hp 2 stroke?

Thanks for the information, all very useful suggestions so far!
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Thanks for the replies, photos, and very practical suggestions.
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