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The fun has begun. 17 Feb 2021 18:36 #109844

I am one to listen and learn from other's experiences. In that light, I cut a piece of Diamond plate, shaped it down and bolted it on for a "uhooh lip", just in case.

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The fun has begun. 15 Feb 2021 21:06 #109815

Yeah a brand new outboard and a little stick can bite you really hard dang that was hard to take but I'm glad it wasn't a lower unit
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The fun has begun. 15 Feb 2021 02:51 #109806

It is amazing what can bite you out on the water ;-). Ask Charlie!




Am afraid to ask Charlie, I think his bite is worst than anything I will ever see, thank lard he is my friend

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The fun has begun. 15 Feb 2021 02:45 #109804

It is amazing what can bite you out on the water ;-). Ask Charlie!
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The fun has begun. 15 Feb 2021 02:41 #109803

Yup totally agree Ray tough not having the hull ground somewhere, long as it's not used to complete a circuit, that's all I was trying to get across, just wanted to point out no need to create something that might bite in the butt down the road or river so to speak

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The fun has begun. 15 Feb 2021 01:03 #109797

It’s not that critical to keep the hull completely isolated from grounding, just don’t use the hull as a ground in a circuit.
The later bolt on motors are grounded to every aluminum boat made since about 1975 or so.
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The fun has begun. 14 Feb 2021 23:58 #109796

Just throwing it out there, with the plate you made up, will the motor still be isolated from the hull from creating a ground, just wondering

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The fun has begun. 14 Feb 2021 15:35 #109787

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Transom plates are good insurance. I have a small one that's surplus to requirements that'd probably be about right for that motor. Shoot me a PM if you're interested.
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The fun has begun. 14 Feb 2021 05:30 #109786

I use transom plates on my my boat that insure the motor will not jump off the transom.
John

1958 Vagabond II & 35 HP Evinrude
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The fun has begun. 14 Feb 2021 00:51 #109780

The best check on motor height is with a straight edge, trim the motor so that the cavitation plate is parallel with the bottom and measure the difference. Those series of engines are longer than 15” more like 17-1/2” so it may be low.

I would be careful with the aluminum plated transom, the clamps don’t bite like they do in wood,.

You might want to put a short lag bolt through the clamp brackets, they wouldn’t have to go through the transom sheeting to add a bit of insurance.
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