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Hack posted 08-27-2001 12:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for Hack   Send Email to Hack  
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.
Bigshot posted 08-27-2001 01:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
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.
Hack posted 08-27-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hack  Send Email to Hack     
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.
gnrgunner posted 08-27-2001 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for gnrgunner  Send Email to gnrgunner     
Hack-
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.

Brad

Bigshot posted 08-27-2001 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
There are some good ones out there. Gerrick?
Dick posted 08-27-2001 06:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
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.

lhg posted 08-27-2001 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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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