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Sliding outboard bracket

Inlägg av mat » ons 29 apr 2015 09:25

Hello,

I'm considering replacing my transom hung outboard bracket with one of those sliding brackets that allows the outboard to be pulled right up. I see them a lot on Nordic Folkboats, but have also seen them on IFs.

I'm just wondering if anyone can answer a few questions about them please? My questions are: How easy are they to fit? Would it effect the lazarette - possible the hatches? What weight of outboard can they take? Also, any further advice would be welcome about them.

Many thanks,

Mat.

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Re: Sliding outboard bracket

Inlägg av maja » fre 01 maj 2015 14:21

The company "Folkebaadcentralen" in Kerteminde, Denmark has gone out of business.

A German company has taken over business, but as far as I recognize, they have no longer such sliding brackets in their product suite.

Maybe you may find a used one, but it could be difficult, as the IF-boat owners having mounted such are very happy with them. As far as I know, there are no problems with access to the lazarette.

My own opinion is that you should not use such a bracket together with a motor of max 6 hp and max weight about 28-30 kg.
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Re: Sliding outboard bracket

Inlägg av mat » fre 01 maj 2015 17:02

Thanks Maja,

I'll keep a look out for one. There's a couple of IFs near me with the sliding bracket. I'll try to chat to the owners so I can get some photos and dimensions, and look at getting one custom made... ..depending on cost.

M.

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Re: Sliding outboard bracket

Inlägg av maja » fre 01 maj 2015 19:15

As I remeber, the bracket was quite expensive, even factory made... 400 GBP or similar....
Marek, IF-båt SWE-829 "Ingela" från Lagunen i Malmö
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IF-båtägare sedan 1983

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Re: Sliding outboard bracket

Inlägg av mat » fre 01 maj 2015 19:26

I'm probably best to save that money for a new outboard. My current Yamaha is from 1993, but still going strong....

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