Boat Motor Holder

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 07:18
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Any suggestions for motor holder on Troopy we have a rhino rack for the boat but where do you put the motor( Ten HP Mercury) when we leave the caravan ( will fit bracket to front of Van ) but to go inland with just the Troop to do some fishing and camping. Has anyone fitted a boat motor where the wheel on the troopy wheel sits at the back and do you need a steel ARB or similar back bar set up to be able to hold the motor or would the normal market bar hold starting to run out of money for all the things we want but want to do it safely.

would welcome suggestions
Cheers
Noel & Pam D
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Reply By: locallaw - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 09:08

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 09:08
Gidday,I have just fitted a spare wheel carrier to my 80 series so as I can mount the outboard.You might have to make up a bracket to mount it on the Troopy.As I type this I am being told to get ready to leave for the cape fishing for barra.The o/board is probably lighter than the spare wheel.
Seeya Locallaw
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 10:41

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 10:41
Sunchaser,
I saw a bloke up the cape last year that made a motor bracket that went into the tow hitch reciever. I supose this would work for you as you will leave your van, put the bracket in, transfer the motor from the van. The bracket had a brace where it came out of the hitch to the upright then a piece at the top to make a 'T' that the motor attched to. Just make sure y ou cover you motor in a plastic bag or something to keep the dust out.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Jac - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 15:10

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 15:10
Sunchaser
Agree with Leroy. We had one of these brackets made for our motor. It works well, we are quite happy with it. If you are in Brisbane we can give you the number of the guy who made it for us. Or we can email you a photo so you can get one made.

Jac
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:13

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 16:13
Hey Jac,

I wouldn't getting a pic just for the file if you don't mind.

TIA
Leroy
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Follow Up By: Jac - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:32

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 21:32
no probs - give me a few days
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Reply By: Member - Roachie- Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:29

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 12:29
Noel & Pam,

There's an article in the current 4WD Monthly mag about a bloke with a Disco. He has made up a bracket inside on the floor of his tinny to mount/store/carry the motor when it's in transit. I think it even works with the tinny upside down on his roof rack. I'd be a bit wary about making a bracket and adding any extra weight to the existing spare wheel carrier; especially if you're gunna be going over corrogations etc.

Cheers mate
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:06

Thursday, Jun 24, 2004 at 19:06
What about modding one of the Kaynmar swingaway bike racks.
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