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Old 03-09-2018, 21:46   #1
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Dinghy outboard storage ideas pictures or testimonials please

Got a dink and a 4hp Mariner . Not a very heavy or big o/b but I've seen smaller. I'm plenty strong to heave and how it around so it's not the weight issue I'm inquireimg about. I like the idea of having the motor lower and not on the rail. I'm looking at a panther 550010. Was thinking of mounting it to the stern just to stow the motor. Maybe the up position just above the gunnells for storage and traveling and ( haven't measured yet) possibly when down I can put the motor right on it from inside the dinghy if I get lucky. Any how this is my first go round with having a dinghy and aux so I'm not sure what everyone else does to make life convenient. Just don't like to clutter up the rail so much if I don't have to. Any one have pics and or suggestions? I would like to get a mast pulpit and mount it there. But I've only found one place that sells them at 600 something apiece I'd say that highway robbery. Any how any pics would be appreciated. Thanks.
P.s. The boats a downeaster 32 it's got the high bulwarks and cap rail like those on a westsail.
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Old 04-09-2018, 03:00   #2
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Dinghy outboard storage ideas pictures or testimonials please

I have two OBs, an 8 hp Yamaha two stroke and a new Yamaha 2.5 hp four stroke. I don’t have a motor lift and I got the 2.5 after coming *this* close to dropping the 8 hp in the drink one day when moving it from the side deck into the dink. The 2.5 is so light I can lift and move it with one hand.

The 2.5 lives on a rail mount and the 8 now lives in a cockpit locker on a bracket I made. It gets lifted out and swung over the side with the boom. Only gets used for exploring and long trips. Consider if you can do the same. Out of the way and down low.
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