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Kicker for a Montauk
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posted 08-27-2001 12:58 PM ET (US)
What a great site.....I have an 1986 Montauk, 90hp Yamaha, i would like to install my Tohatsu 9.9, as a kicker but is only a short shaft, will it work? is it too heavy? any body want to trade for a longshaft? , thanks everybody.
posted 08-27-2001 01:33 PM ET (US)
If you use a bracket that lowers the engine it will work. Rough seas might make it cavitate but it will go. If you mount it on the transom, it will only work in calm water.
posted 08-27-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)
From the brackets that West marine has, they all seem way too weak, seems my 65pound 9.9 would wobble side to side and rip bracket/transom apart? am i wrong about this? the bracket is rated for a 20 hp, but just looks so weak. it is the alluminum/spring with plastic block for engine mounting.
posted 08-27-2001 04:02 PM ET (US)
We have one of those West Marine engine brackets on our 17' O'Day sailboat to hold a 3.5 Tohatsu. Even with only a 3.5 hp, it seems a little flimsy. I would not reccomend using that bracket. It would probably be a better idea to trade for a long shaft if you can find a taker. It would also save you drilling 4 holes in your transom.
posted 08-27-2001 04:25 PM ET (US)
There are some good ones out there. Gerrick?
posted 08-27-2001 06:06 PM ET (US)
Contact Bay Manufacturing 419-499-4602.
They make long shaft conversion kits. Don't know if they have one for the Tohatsu, but give them a call.
I have used many of them on Mercs, very nice quality.
posted 08-27-2001 06:30 PM ET (US)
There is a LOT of info on this subject previously. The answer is, you NEED a 20" engine as auxiliary, and it should be BOLTED
directly on the raised starboard transom.
Anything else can let you down when the going gets rough, when you need the engine most.
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