Originally Posted by Warby12
Yeah they do look like engine mounts! No good for a boat I would think because of the lack of adjustment.
Thanks for the tip on Polyflex, I contacted them and they offered normal mounts for normal feet.
I am trying Perkins themselves otherwise I guess I or someone will have to do some steel
I just went through this with our 420 kg/96HP Nissan
engine. It was originally hard mounted, but I wanted soft mounts. I had to fabricate all new engine mounts from scratch.
My dear old Transmig 165 is good for up to about 6mm steel, but no good after that, and I needed 12mm plate. So I cut up the bits and tack welded them together, then gave them to an engineer
nearby to do the proper welding. $40 for the steel offcuts from the local steel merchant and $50 to the welding guy. He did them within an half an hour of me giving them to him, the biggest delay was waiting for them to cool down before I could collect them from him.
I wish all boat jobs came out this cheap!
And yes, those really do look like car engine mounts, don't they, classic V mount position. I imagine they would make maintaining shaft alignment very, very difficult. So much movement.