I just recently bought my dream boat
, an IP38. As with every boat
(dream or otherwise), there things that are not right. This particular "thing" is the crane for my 9.9-HP outboard
The issue is how the crane is secured to the boat. It is attached at the deck
(bottom of crane), on the pushpit rail (middle attachment) and the "arch" (upper attachment). The deck
attachment is fine but the pushpit rail attachment uses cable ties and the arch attachment uses small stuff (line). Since the pushpit rail is aft of the crane and the arch is forward of the crane, my solution is to:
1. Install a 1" dia. tube standoff about 2" long (including end eyes) between the crane to the pushpit rail.
2. Install a 1" tube standoff about 4" long (including end eyes) between the crane to the arch rail.
The only other issue is the arch looks to be galvanized tubing, about 1.1" in diameter. I understand about dissimilar metals but I cannot replace the arch.
My question is, does anyone know of a vendor (preferrably online) that sells the hardware
for these connections? The length of the attachments are