Outboard mounting

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:20
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Hi there guys,Im after some feedback regarding where to mount the 15hp motor weighing 34kg?We have already got 2x 4.5 kilo bottles on the drawbar along with the spare and 60kg folding boat trailer. I have a good spot to put it in the vehicle at the rear and securely strapped down etc.Or just had another thought of putting the spare off the 4wd on the roof and making a bracket to suit the spare wheel mount and put the outboard on the rear tailgate?? anyone got a few ideas also? Cheers .
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Reply By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:27

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:27
someone driving around Adelaide has an 80 series with two wheel carriers on the back - two of the individual ones. One has a spare on it, and the other has a wooden mount board for his outboard - not sure how heavy/big it is, but it works well for him.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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Reply By: Member - Norm C (QLD) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:29

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:29
I reckon outside the vehicle is best due to fuel smells etc. I'll soon be doing the same thing, but will be mounting some brackets on the draw bar for it. Guess it depends on your ball weight and what can be done there.

Other places I've seen them are on a bracket on spare wheel carrier (as you have suggested), on a bracket on the back of the CT. A swing away bracket if necessary. I think KK does this as an option.

Have you bought the boat trailer yet? There is a 40KG aluminum one available, which will save a bit of weight. This is the one I'll probably get. If you then store the wheels somewhere else (under the boat mounted on the boat loader?), you can cut the draw bar weight from the trailer to about 25KG.

Some ideas anyway.
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Follow Up By: Member - uncle - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:36

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 20:36
Hi Norm,yes we have the trailer already,we ended up with the Real Ezy,I like the folding and set up system of it.We did a short trip last weekend and had the motor in the vehicle and no fumes,I always run the carby dry while rinsing the motor,but the motor on the tailgate may be an option too yet!Thanks for your input.Laurie
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:00

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:00
Straight on the bullbar, in between the fishing rod holders, and the big weapon 5 storey UHF antenna!!!

Connect it up to some water, and a radiator, fire it up, and drive around Sydney. You will be amazed, by the amounts of people who will ensure that they are right out of your way. This will act as some sort of force field / shielding device, and protect you from pedestrians and Hyundai drivers alike.

The rotation of the blades will mess with speed camera devices, and if you are driving at certain speeds, and the rotation of the prop is correct, then you will possibly experience a new phenomenon, whereby you will be creating an eddie, in front of your vehicle, which is almost a vacuum. This, as well as allowing you to increase speed, and fuel economy, will also act as a sound portal, which simply is a black hole for sound, like the sound of your engine, the sound of your tyres, so again, the environment benefits.

If you replace the prop with a stainless steel prop, then at nightime, the lights will play on the spinning prop, and it will act as a mirror ball, giving you that whole Saturday Night Fever feeling, as well as having excellent light dispersal properties, which have a resonance, being able to be measured in hertz.

So, there you go.

Or make a cantilevered stand, which allows, by way of a gas strut, to lower and raise it into the rear of the vehicle.

Wolfie

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:50

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:50
Wolfie ,
This design doesn't sound like it would make good toast .
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Reply By: Member - Alan (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:06

Wednesday, Mar 15, 2006 at 21:06
Do you have any pics of how you attached your foldup trailer to the drawbar?

I am working with this issue - Little Bulldog trailer. Would seem to similar weight - so would be keen to hear your thoughts & experiences.

Alan
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Reply By: Member- Rox (WA) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 00:56

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 00:56
Try a duel wheel carrier, but @ $2300 + $150 for the bracket it is $$$$$.
I did this to round oz to aviod fumes but if you only using it a few times it's a big cost.

Tryed to add Pic but wont let me from my Pics. Have a look @ my Rig, I'll try it there.
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:38

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:38
Uncle,

When you have a Camper Trailer designed like mine, its easy.
Sits right next to the ExplorOz Wheel cover:-)

!MPG:10!
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Follow Up By: Member - uncle - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:19

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:19
Another option looks good,how much weight just out of curiosity are you pulling when fully loaded?Trailer only,that is.
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Follow Up By: Sand Man (SA) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 13:31

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 13:31
Purely a guess...about 1300kg-1400kg

The rating on Camper compliance plate shows 1150kg.
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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:06

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 11:06
Uncle,

How about,



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Follow Up By: Member - uncle - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:08

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 12:08
Very nice!!
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 13:49

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 13:49
looks good but I'd feel a little uneasy going to a place like cape york with that sort of weight hanging from the floor ribs of the boat and going over all those corrugations.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 14:00

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 14:00
G'day Leroy,

Spent 3 months in the Kimberley and Tanami Rd no problems. Got to admit there were some apprehensions before I left but I am totally supportive of the idea now. There is no sign of stress on either the floor or the lugs that have been welded to the boat ribs. Did not lose a bolt or anything and for my money it worked out as a perfect solution. The motor is away from the 5 finger discount mob and also is also not choking in dust or pumelled by stones.

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Follow Up By: Leroy - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:37

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 17:37
Well it's certainly proven itself then. I had thought of doing something like that but was undecided on how to attach the motor to the underside of the hull

Leroy
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