Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Jimk2 » Thu Mar 26 2020 21:42

It was important for me to keep my bow roller and cleat at the most forward part of the boat.
I’m happy with the positioning,

Carl Ive been speaking with Alan over the last few days and it’s still my plan to copy his bracing with the unistrut.
Should get plenty of time to get it sorted during this lockdown.

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Carlperkins » Fri Mar 27 2020 09:24

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Well worth it even just on the edge of the deck so you can stand on it without it bending
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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Ian Crook » Fri Mar 27 2020 12:42

Will Smith wrote:
Ian Crook wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Ian the middle photo is what your suggesting?
Probably even more of an angle so the head is actually over the gunwale
There is always a trade off with positioning, if it is hanging over too far it will get caught up with branches etc when close in and not deployed, also could bash into posts on jetties.

Will.
Mine is out of the way but still within the boat

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Will Smith » Fri Mar 27 2020 20:30

Ian Crook wrote:
Will Smith wrote:
Ian Crook wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Ian the middle photo is what your suggesting?
Probably even more of an angle so the head is actually over the gunwale
There is always a trade off with positioning, if it is hanging over too far it will get caught up with branches etc when close in and not deployed, also could bash into posts on jetties.

Will.
Mine is out of the way but still within the boat
:thumbs: same as mine Ian, when I set it up it was by far the most sensible way to position it, otherwise it would have got in the way too much.

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Mr_Kosh » Wed Apr 15 2020 16:32

Carlperkins wrote:
I braced the front of mine using unistrut
Strong enough to stand on and keeps the motor in place.
I can send you some pics if you pm your email.
It’s good gear 👍
😎 big big thumbs 👍👍, indeed a topper of an idea , just popping a powerdrive on thee 8 ball express ..!!
🤔🤔 Twas blowing my stack how to get it on angle as thee bow tiss convext , off to thee yard in thee morrow to popp some ...!!👍👍
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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Carlperkins » Wed Apr 15 2020 17:34

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by brian harrison » Sun Apr 19 2020 10:56

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I used these spacers to get the angle correct going into the water, more efficient use of battery if the prop is straight
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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Alan_dalton » Mon Apr 20 2020 10:07

If you get perkins in the front of your boat you need more than a little spacer to counter the angle!

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Carlperkins » Mon Apr 20 2020 10:43

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Jimk2 » Wed Apr 22 2020 07:18

brian harrison wrote:
15872899719164955579000985626684.jpgI used these spacers to get the angle correct going into the water, more efficient use of battery if the prop is straight
Hi Bri, thanks for your post, looks good.
So far I used the hard rubber mounts that came with the units where you have the aluminium spacers.
Did you stiffen the underside?
I’ll maybe catch you on messenger later.

The first thing I want to do now is get it on the water and see if the position and angle are good.

If the bow plate is straight and it’s sitting level in the water then it should be ok.
If not I’ll need to do something like what you’ve done.

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Crackoff » Wed Apr 22 2020 10:52

Jimk2 wrote:
brian harrison wrote:
15872899719164955579000985626684.jpgI used these spacers to get the angle correct going into the water, more efficient use of battery if the prop is straight
Hi Bri, thanks for your post, looks good.
So far I used the hard rubber mounts that came with the units where you have the aluminium spacers.
Did you stiffen the underside?
I’ll maybe catch you on messenger later.

The first thing I want to do now is get it on the water and see if the position and angle are good.

If the bow plate is straight and it’s sitting level in the water then it should be ok.
If not I’ll need to do something like what you’ve done.
I used this as spacers and you can shave them down to the right thickness :wink:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-Door-Sto ... iEm52t8big

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Jimk2 » Wed Apr 22 2020 12:02

Crackoff wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
brian harrison wrote:
15872899719164955579000985626684.jpgI used these spacers to get the angle correct going into the water, more efficient use of battery if the prop is straight
Hi Bri, thanks for your post, looks good.
So far I used the hard rubber mounts that came with the units where you have the aluminium spacers.
Did you stiffen the underside?
I’ll maybe catch you on messenger later.

The first thing I want to do now is get it on the water and see if the position and angle are good.

If the bow plate is straight and it’s sitting level in the water then it should be ok.
If not I’ll need to do something like what you’ve done.
I used this as spacers and you can shave them down to the right thickness :wink:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-Door-Sto ... iEm52t8big

Grant :smile:
Nice one Grant :thumbs:

I still want the roller bunk conversion and 2 new black mudguards, all in good time.

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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Cyprio » Wed Apr 22 2020 12:09

Jimk2 wrote:
Crackoff wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
brian harrison wrote:
15872899719164955579000985626684.jpgI used these spacers to get the angle correct going into the water, more efficient use of battery if the prop is straight
Hi Bri, thanks for your post, looks good.
So far I used the hard rubber mounts that came with the units where you have the aluminium spacers.
Did you stiffen the underside?
I’ll maybe catch you on messenger later.

The first thing I want to do now is get it on the water and see if the position and angle are good.

If the bow plate is straight and it’s sitting level in the water then it should be ok.
If not I’ll need to do something like what you’ve done.
I used this as spacers and you can shave them down to the right thickness :wink:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-Door-Sto ... iEm52t8big

Grant :smile:
Nice one Grant :thumbs:

I still want the roller bunk conversion and 2 new black mudguards, all in good time.
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Re: Installing a bow mounted motor to 12’ seastrike

Post by Crackoff » Wed Apr 22 2020 12:26

Cyprio wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
Crackoff wrote:
Jimk2 wrote:
brian harrison wrote:
15872899719164955579000985626684.jpgI used these spacers to get the angle correct going into the water, more efficient use of battery if the prop is straight
Hi Bri, thanks for your post, looks good.
So far I used the hard rubber mounts that came with the units where you have the aluminium spacers.
Did you stiffen the underside?
I’ll maybe catch you on messenger later.

The first thing I want to do now is get it on the water and see if the position and angle are good.

If the bow plate is straight and it’s sitting level in the water then it should be ok.
If not I’ll need to do something like what you’ve done.
I used this as spacers and you can shave them down to the right thickness :wink:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-x-Door-Sto ... iEm52t8big

Grant :smile:
Nice one Grant :thumbs:

I still want the roller bunk conversion and 2 new black mudguards, all in good time.
:bounce: +1 "I still want the roller bunk conversion!!" :laughs:
PM to youhoo :wink:

Grant :smile:
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What people say there going todo and what they actually do is two completely different things :wink:

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