Those motor brackets(as Lonestar calls them in this ad)sure look like a nice place to locate the fuel tanks. And with Sallyo's mentioning of only drafting 8 inches with the motor up the ship ought to carry it easy enough. I was reading old Lonestar information over at the FiberGlassics site and noticed the same hull was used on several models including inboard models.
I think you are right, George. The transom bracket (or pod as I've heard it called) will need some tweaking if you ever decide to tilt the motors up, otherwise the middle motor will hit the center brace. Triplets will be a challenge to rig. I can't wait to see the finished product.
1955 Vagabond I w/ 1955 Mercury MK55 50 hp
1957 Ranger III w/ 1957 Evinrude Big Twin 35 hp (sold)
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I think what Rob is calling a "gill" bracket is factory- it is the two arms on either side
that hold the wood portion of the assembly. The "brace" in the middle was designed, engineered, fabricated and installed by the team members here at SQUIRRELBOY BOATYARD (merc geo & Moxie)
The transom pictured is coming all back apart however. I'm not 100% sure it can lasso 150 wild horses in it's present configuration- the 1/4 in aluminum sheet on the rear of the (actual) transom will be extended side to side, a duplicate bracket will be fabbed, and one bracket installed between motor(s) 1 &2 and the other bracket between motor 2 & 3
Here they are chomping at the bit & kicking down their stall door
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