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  • Guest
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    Thanks for you info. I have seen a Panther auxiliary motor hydraulic lift MODel 45 http://www.panthermarineproducts.com/trim-and-tilt

    Looks great!

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  • yachtman
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    This is my motor mount when I bought the boat the previous owner had a 20 hp 2 stroke on it.. looking at it there is no way I would put any power to it. 4 or 5 miles an hour at best. I would imagine that pretty much any swim platform would be similar. Most are not made for pushing a boat.




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  • 706jim
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    I understand that you own this engine, but it would be awfully heavy whether mounted on a proper bracket or boarding platform. Maybe you could trade it for a 15 or 20 hp model?

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  • Guest
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    Thanks for your reply!

    I only have this motor and it's obviously to big for the swim platform. DO you believe I could cut 1/3 of the platform-or eliminate an area, so I could place a motor mount attached to the stern? I need to do 6-8 knots ...not more. But I want peace of mind...

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  • yachtman
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    I'm guessing a 20 hp would be a max on that you won't be able to plane just go trolling speed anyway.

    You would need to put a trolling motor mount on your swim platform and add steering and controls.

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  • From Spain:Need experienced counsel to install Aux. motor. Comtessa2850-gctid823957

    ]I have a completely restored Contessa 2850 . Following members advice I installed a Volvo KAD44 diesel with a Volvo duoprop tail. results have been magnificent!!! 36 knots max speed and dos 20 knots just at 2750 rpms consuming 20 liters per hour! Couldn't have wished for anything better.

    As I trawl 25 miles from the coast in a dangerous area (strait of Gibraltar) I'm always worried about motor or tail problems, so I have decided to install a Yamaha Enduro 40hp as an auxiliary (do you call it this way?) motor. I have a completely new unit and I believe it would have enough power to bring the boat back to port at 8/10 knots....

    Has anyone done something similar? IS it to big?

    I would need ideas of how to do it. Information of how strong the support should be, size, positioning, etc...

    This is the boat



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