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.

Will.

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