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Lewis posted 07-11-2002 09:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for Lewis   Send Email to Lewis  
Why would an 86' 27 Whaler have an Armstrong bracket? I have been told the transom has not been modified and looks as if it never had a Whalerdrive. What could be the deal?
Dick posted 07-11-2002 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
The 27 was available with Gill Brackets in 1985 and 1986. This would have required a reinforced transom so they may have used the reinforced transom on all of them.
bigz posted 07-12-2002 06:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
All the 27 full transom models are reinforced.

That said, even the standard outboard well transom is able to handle jack plates with out any modifications can use then with as much as a 12" offset.

Armstrongs are promoted for replacing I/O installions and they request that only qualitied dealers do the installation to make sure the brackets are properly positions and the transom is inforced enough to handle it. Most I/O transoms were not reinforced to accept brackets thus the requirement.

As Dick mentioned the Armstrong on the 27 in question probably had Sea Drives with Gill brackets. Whalerdrives were introduced either in late '87 or '88.

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