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Outboard bracket

Postby helenrose » Fri January 18th, 2008, 11:07 pm

How can i fit one to my eventide,the stern has a sharp rake and a normal spring loaded bracket wont fit.

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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Sat January 26th, 2008, 9:25 am

Apart from making up a fixed one off in mild steel, with the base angled to suit, then galvanising etc, the only other way is to mount a swing down on deep wedge shaped timber pads.

My first Eventide 24 needed a bracket, I did just this. the Wedges were cut from a large block of hardwood, then the part cut off was used inside the transom as padding. You need quite long bolts to get through the lot though!

My bracket was a home made affair, made from angle and thick flat bar, a copy of the commercial brackets but with a longer pair of arms. A block and tackle to the stern rail allowed the outboard to be raised easily. I hug a 4.5 hp Tomos on it, it could be lowered to drive the boat, in flat calm only, or raised so it was high out of the water for storage. normally used on the tender.

Last I saw it was still on the back of 'Bluenose', in use, 30 years on!

At the time I had an 8hp Stuart turner, that used to oil plugs up at inopportune moments, that was when the Tomos sprang into action... Now there is a little diesel on board....

Hope this helps.

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Postby helenrose » Sat January 26th, 2008, 8:30 pm

Thanks John,i was thinking along the same lines,i have tried the big wooden wedges but my outboard(Tohatso) engine cowling is too long and fouls the stern,and if i use bigger wedges i cant reach the engine,it looks like plan b the steel contraption.
Chris."Rose"

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Postby Eventide Owners Group » Tue January 29th, 2008, 2:02 pm

Hi Chris,

I will have to search through the old articles I wrote 30 years back, I am sure I had it published... I think it even went in P.B.O.!

Will appear on the hints and Tips page if I find it!

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Postby helenrose » Tue January 29th, 2008, 7:05 pm

Hi john,
That would be good,did you ever find the article on" self tacking staysail"you said you would post on "hints and tip"?
Regards Chris "Rose"

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Postby Fiddler's Green » Sat February 16th, 2008, 5:59 pm

Hmmmm, I will keep rummaging, or I will have to write it again...

Thinking about it I will do a photo shoot what the boat is back afloat and use that for a new article.

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Postby Mike Brown » Sun March 16th, 2008, 7:25 pm

Hi There

I had to achieve the same thing as you when I had to motor my 24ft eventide some 5km to have it hauled out. The inboard had been removed before I bought the boat. I cut 2 wedges and bolted these on the stern to witch I then fixed a rise and fall bracket. Some carefull workmanship had to be done and it was all done on the water. It was a success and I was able to fit an 8hp outboard to make my journey.
Hope yours works well
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Mike
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Postby helenrose » Mon March 17th, 2008, 6:47 pm

Thanks for that mike.
Chris.


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