boatcrazy wrote: Bye the way the boat you see in my avatar has over 10k lake miles on her and she has seen 5 states and I hope a hell of lot more but with out these guys I could have made bad mistakes we hope to help you avoid 99.9% if them
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The poor fit on the transom brackets is a common problem, which has been discussed several times on this forum, with several solutions described and shown. Use the search function on this forum to search for "transom bracket" or "corner bracket" and see what you find.
We were all cruising around together a couple years ago in Tennessee when one of the guys had a wood screw pull out of a steering pulley on his transom. The motor kicked over and bounced off the transom and into the lake. Fortunately, the motor hung on via the control cable, so he got it back. These recommendations you're getting here re: no brass and through-bolted are the voices of [sometimes painful] experience!
P.S. I have a Suzuki DF25ARS on my Deluxe Runabout (with original cable/pulley steering) and enjoy it. Several here are using the Tohatsu as well. Equally pleased AFAIK.
Bye the way the boat you see in my avatar has over 10k lake miles on her and she has seen 5 states and I hope a hell of lot more but with out these guys I could have made bad mistakes we hope to help you avoid 99.9% if them
Ok let's get this out of the way thank you for saving a part of history please feel free to ask any questions you may have and pic help and after you get used to used to us pics or I didn't happen thank you
I'm fixing up a boat exactly like yours! '56 Ranger III. I ordered a 30 HP Tohatsu. I had a hard time deciding between a Tohatsu and a Suzuki. I picked the Tohatsu because it has 30HP and because Nick took me for a ride in his boat that has a Tohatsu.