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How to mount outboards? Motor mount template?
« on: June 14, 2019, 01:08:21 PM »
Here's a couple of drawings ... One shows the motor mount template for 150-300 hp motors, and the other shows a twin setup and how the holes fit around the stringers (use the upper end of the lower slots if mounting twin outboards).  The motor mount template fits on a 14-1/2 inch wide by 14 inch tall area - but it can be bigger too.  My favorite setup is to have an aluminum plate made according to the outboard template, then mount a short (4" or 6") bracket or jack plate to the hull ... and mount the outboard to the bracket or jack plate.  That makes a nice clean mount, room for the steering gear, and easier adjustability for tuning the height (jack plate).

FYI - The upper holes are 3/4 inch apart, vertically, measured center to center.

FYI - Also, if using a jack plate, you don't need a set of holes and a lower slot ... just 4 holes, the top 2 holes on top, and the top end of the slot on the bottom... do the adjusting with the jack plate.  Even a low-cost manual jack plate (or bracket with adjustment built in) is fine.

« Last Edit: June 14, 2019, 01:17:50 PM by Brian.Dixon »
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