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ECUSeaPA posted 01-02-2002 11:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for ECUSeaPA   Send Email to ECUSeaPA  
Has anyone had any experience with putting a bracket on an 18' OR. I'm concerned about changing the "center of gravity" and casuing the motor to be prone to being 'swamped'. I love the extra room of the bracket / closed transom.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Peter posted 01-02-2002 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
hauptjm posted 01-02-2002 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Here are some pictures and commentary regarding brackets. The first link is the Cetacea section, showing the use of a “full” Armstrong Bracket, and the other link is to the Bracket Sub-Section of the Reference Section, jimh has created as a database for his loyal followers. Note, in the second link towards the end, that if you were to use a much shorter “set-back” bracket like the one shown here, you could not possibly have a better example of craftsmanship and detail like lhg’s.

I think you'll see that adding a bracket will not produce any negative effects. In fact, if you do it correctly, you'll be very pleased with the results.

ECUSeaPA posted 01-21-2002 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for ECUSeaPA  Send Email to ECUSeaPA     
Any other opinions?? I really like the room of the bracket and I'm doing some glass work anyway.

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