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Old 29-08-2012, 21:56   #1
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A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

There has got to be a better bracket then the one i have. I can't pull my motor out of the water. Went out today solo, and when i got back had to leave it in the water as there was no one around....and i REALLY dont want to have to ask for help with this anyway....mine is just a metal bracket. Im no weakling but hanging over the side trying to lift it i could not do it. Im thinking maybe a good hydraulic bracket? Suggestions please....
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Old 29-08-2012, 22:20   #2
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Re: A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

The one I had was helped by a coil torsion spring. I have no idea the make was though.
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The one I had was helped by a coil torsion spring. I have no idea the make was though.
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Old 31-08-2012, 07:32   #4
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$1333.00. Ugh....i think i need to find a more reasonable alternative .....maybe it just needs some wd or lubricant of some sort
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Old 31-08-2012, 11:27   #5
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Old 31-08-2012, 12:41   #6
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Re: A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

I have a Garelick, but not the hydraulic one. It's a bit of effort. Could you rig a block and tackle to the stern rail to raise it?
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Re: A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

The spring loaded bracket should be pretty easy.... yours has no pneumatic cylinder or springs?
Mine is like this, seems pretty good. I can think of design improvements, but it works fine $122 T&H Marine KMB20DP 20HP Aluminum 2-Stroke Outboard Motor Bracket*-*T&H Marine*KMB20DP - Motor Accessories - Boats/Boat Motors - Boatersland Marine
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No need to go hydraulic.
The spring assisted “Panther” SS10, (rated to 80# max), goes for about $110; and the Garelick (rated to 115#) for about $210.
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Lol...sweet, but you know how we sailor girls are....i want to be able to do everything myself.. ; )
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I have a Garelick, but not the hydraulic one. It's a bit of effort. Could you rig a block and tackle to the stern rail to raise it?

Hmmm. I could probably try that. Someone told me tie a rope around the motor and attach to the winch but that doesnt work because you have to hold the release while lifting the motor....so i have to be right next to it...

I wonder if maybe the release is not releasing...hmmm
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Re: A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

I have a 4:1 block and tackle on my radar post; works pretty good. Side tie the dinghy to the hull, get the shackle on the outboard straps, loosen the transom clamp screws, get on deck, lift. Then just get it high enough to swing it over to wherever the stern mount is.
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Re: A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

You can buy the Garelick Manual Hydraulic Bracket for about $1000.
Garelick Model 71092 Easy Pump Outboard Bracket

I think you just need a bracket rated for a heavier engine. The spring should make it very easy to raise the engine if it is sized right. A lot of people ran into this problem when they changed from light 2 cycle engines to heavier 4 cycle engines.

At $300 the Garelick 71091 might solve your problem. It is for motors up to 175 pounds.
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Re: A Better Outboard Engine Bracket

Well.....sometimes i just have to remember those 4 little initials k-i-s-s....keep it simple stupid!
I tried what my friend said to do....lasso the motor and use the winch....no go cuz the bracket doesnt stay unlocked...
Bought a motor harness from wm and was going to try the block and tackle thing....then i thought hmmmm. What if i just tie a rope around the release, and pull from there? Then i can use two hands to pull and this would also keep the release unlocked....that worked...yay...

1 outboard harness (that i will return) $29.99
1 lockable clamp pliers (didnt work either) $11.99
1 piece of old running rigging....priceless! Lol
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Good going...
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Old 01-09-2012, 20:40   #15
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Lmao...i had a blonde moment....i hope no one caught that...thank u edit
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