Originally Posted by thomm225
I've done it with my 5 hp and it's my only engine
No kidding. So have a lot of other people. But you are still missing the point.
Building a bracket so that he can power the boat off of the outboard is not necessary. In fact, I would call it a lot of money
, effort, and junk hanging on the back of the boat, for almost no benefit. It would very likely never be used!
This is a backup. Only in case the main engine fails. For that, you don't need a bracket built onto the back of your boat. You can tow or push the boat with the dinghy
. No additional cost. No additional stuff to build onto your boat. Just hop in the dinghy
, tie off a line, and go.
But I expect that I'm just wasting bandwidth here. I have no doubt that the OP already "gets it." If you don't... Well, whatever.