The one I have now works really well for my 54 lb Mercury
5hp 4 Stroke Outboard
with 25" Shaft. It has 14" of travel and is adjustable. It looks something like this:
If I were going to buy one today though, I'd buy this one. Both are spring loaded and the engine
will come right up once you push the release handle. This one though is a bit stiffer/more heavy duty.
Panther Marine O/B Bracket-Al Adj 15Hp 4St PAN-550407AL, Boat Parts and Accessories
Btw, one of the boats from our dock
was dismasted last Saturday Night by the Chesapeake Bay
Bridge. He was on a small S2 with deck
. Winds W maybe 35 knots. Tide ripping outward.
He says his motor
wouldn't start, and his crew was useless. I'm just glad they didn't hit one of the Islands. The rocks are huge and very slippery.
The Coast Guard pulled them in as I understand it.
Point is be careful with the bridge. It can sneak up on you.