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manray123 posted 08-08-2002 05:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for manray123   Send Email to manray123  
What is the best configuration for a 1979 Montauk auxiliary engine. Which bracket which engine?
Tom W Clark posted 08-08-2002 06:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Any 20" shaft outboard you like that's 4 hp to 9.9 hp clamped directly to the starboard side of the transom in the space provided. Do not use a bracket.
whalersman posted 08-10-2002 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I have an 8 HP Evinrude Kicker on my 1978 Montauk just as Tom describes. Works perfect.

You can see photos here:

I have noticed on some of the later Montauks that the Stern Light is mounted on the Starboard side. I'm not sure if the Light bracket would interfere with the mounting of a Kicker on the Starboard side of these models. Tom would probably know for sure.

Tom W Clark posted 08-10-2002 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Yes, like Joe I too have seen some boats with the stern light mounted to starboard. There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason as to which side the light has been installed on. The light will interfere with the kicker so if this were the case either the light moves to port or the kicker does.

The Montauk transom has plywood reinforcement on both the port and starboard sides so the kicker could be mounted in either location. (See wood locating diagram: )

The main reason why a kicker is preferred on the starboard side is that the extra weight of it will help offset the propeller torque that tends top cause the boat to list to port while under way.

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