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Gene in NC posted 02-10-2004 12:25 PM ET (US)   Profile for Gene in NC   Send Email to Gene in NC
URL for factory recommended pricing. Was surprised at low price of two piece 4" and 5 1/2" two piece designs.

Interested in the 2 1/2" Static plates. Seem to solve the lower blind hole problem for the early 16'7" and not require new steering cable. Not certain that I fully understand tradeoffs of the setback/raised engine, but in NC inlets and offshore there's not much WOT and 40+ MPH in those conditions seems almost suicidal.

Bigshot posted 02-10-2004 01:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
No choicr really with blind hole mountings EXCEPT for a setback plate. A decent fixed plate will run you about $150-200 and will let you raise the engine about 3-4" as well so your draft is considerably reduced. The 2.5" setback will not help as much but will be better. I love my bracket and it looks cool.
Gene in NC posted 02-10-2004 05:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gene in NC  Send Email to Gene in NC     
Whart manufacturer/brand and inches of setback is recommended for a '66 Sakonnet with OMC 90?
dfmcintyre posted 02-10-2004 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Gene -

Of the three basic models (fixed, manual movable and power) I opted for the manual one, and like it. Painted it to match the color of the hull, rather then the engine.

Works great.


Bigshot posted 02-11-2004 10:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
4-6" setback with 4-6" lift is good. Any brand is good, not much to them. 2 piece are fine, a solid one is better but not necessary. When I mean solid it is one piece when assembled and you mount the engine to it. 2 piece is 2 side pieces and the engine makes the whole package solid. I bought a 2 piece and then cut a piece of 1/4" alum plate to make it solid.
ratherwhalering posted 02-11-2004 12:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
Gene, you will have to drill holes in the two peice CMC 4" set back plate in order for it to fit your transom's blind holes. Not a major project, but time consuming.
Gene in NC posted 02-11-2004 07:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gene in NC  Send Email to Gene in NC     
Bigs, plate against the transom or against the engine?

Ratherwhalering, interesting that CMC can drill the hole pattern at the engine end but not at the transom.

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