Outboard mount

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:03
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Can anyone advise a solution to hold a 5hp outboard at the rear of the vehicle (Disco). Have searched archives with no great success. Was thinking of some sort of mount that would fit into the towbar sleeve which can be removed when required, but thought I'd ask first if someone had already done it. (Preferably in Brisbane) I couldn't be the first to want this sort of thing. Marine shops are no help. And ARB and TJM tilt their heads.
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:07

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:07
HI I would suggest you go to your nearest engineering workshop take the motor with you and show them what you want it is not a big job
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Follow Up By: Jacs - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 19:59

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 19:59
Ok - been to the custom shop. $340. not bad. Mount is an approx 18" long box steel piece straight into towbar sleeve and secured by the towbar pin and a bolt either side to make firm. (This simple peice always remians on car unless you want to use the towbar). A what they call 'rollbar tube interlocker' (the male piece) is welded into the outer end of this piece ready for the upright box steel section to slide on and be tighten by bolt at the bottom of the towbar piece with easy tightening handle welded to the tightening bolt . The upright steel bracket has the female part of the rollbar interlocker thingy welded at one end (bottom) and slides on to make the bracket one and an L shape. A timber block is bolted at the top to secure outboard to. Very neat and can be removed easily when not in use leaving only towbar bracket section. Hope that made sense. All finished in mat black coat to look professional.
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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:14

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:14
Hey Jac, I think if need an outboard motor on the back of your Disco, i think you should pick a lower water level crossing LOL.. Sorry,, couldn't help my self.. Michael
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Reply By: Bazza - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:17

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 15:17
Jac,
I made one a couple of years ago out of a "three bike" push bike rack. I had to modify it a bit to suit and re-enforce it a bit, but it still holds the old 5HO/OB wih no trouble. It's also easy to remove by pulling the tounge on the Haymen & Reese.
Regards,
Bazza.
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Reply By: Alex H - Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 23:30

Thursday, Jan 29, 2004 at 23:30
I bolted some metal reinforced 5ply to the ladder to the roofrack, but that was only a 3hp motor
Cheers,
Alex
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Reply By: Mike - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:12

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 12:12
Jac, I have had a dual wheel carrier fitted to the rear of my Nissan GU Patrol by K&N 4WD Fabrications here in Perth. I got them to also make up a bracket that attaches to one side, to take the outboard. They have become very expert at this over the years and it works a trfeat. All up cost was about $1600. The whole thing replaces the old rear step and bumperettes with a very solid steel step/bumper. If I get a chance I'll get a photo on to www.photos.yahoo/tessysdad for you to look at.
Happy camping,
Mike.
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Follow Up By: Jacs - Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 19:36

Friday, Jan 30, 2004 at 19:36
thks much apprec
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