Malahini Motor mounted

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Hercdrvr
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Malahini Motor mounted

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:57 pm

Took a break between coats of varnish and hung the engine. Mounted it high enough so cavitation plate is 1 inch above the bottom of the boat. Lesson learned... cut transom proud in the beginning and trim it down if necessary. I'm using the last hole on the motor to get the right height.

Matt B
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OOoo yea 2nd coat of varnish
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Re: Malahini Motor mounted

Postby chugalug » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:16 pm

:D When I had my 50 hp Johnson mounted on alumacraft boat,I raised motor 3/4 inch above transom and actually gained 5 mph.had more spray coming out back but that thing would really fly. :D
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Hercdrvr
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Re: Malahini Motor mounted

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:48 pm

Yep, me too. Engine is 1.5 inches above the mounting bracket contacting the top of the transom. I read somewhere the engine isn't supposed to hang on the transom anyway, the 4 bolts do all the work holding her on.
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