Originally Posted by onestepcsy37
what rakuflames said.
i also had a problem with off the shelf outboard
mounts so i built my own. actually didn't build it, just took some measurements and had a local shop cut a flat piece of stainless steel
(could have used aluminum) and drill some holes. then i held the plate to the rails with u-bolts. been working five or more years now.
you didn't mention how heavy a motor. mine is a 40lb 3hp yammie.
I ended selling my 4-stroke 6 hp because it was just too heavy for me to manage, and the truth was it was also too big and heavy for my dinghy
. If I'd kept it, I would have gotten a davit. Right now I have older technology -- oars.
i kind of like the idea of starboard. I think it would look very nice, but starboard thick enough to do this might be pretty expensive, and it really makes a mess when you cut it,