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ShrimpBurrito posted 09-27-2002 12:32 PM ET (US)   Profile for ShrimpBurrito   Send Email to ShrimpBurrito  
There doesn't seem to be much room on the transom. It would have to be a thru-mount, and I've been told there's no wood in the side of the transom to mount one. Has anyone ever done this?
Dick posted 09-27-2002 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Check out the link below. I sold many of his brackets when I was with the Whaler dealer here. Beautiful SS work and the brackets are configured to fit the transom.
Lagged posted 09-28-2002 11:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lagged  Send Email to Lagged     
Hrm do you know the smallest Dauntless that thing could go on? I found a really good price on a 2 hp 4stroke.
Dick posted 09-29-2002 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I know Tanner makes a bracket for the 14 Dauntless, not sure about the 13.
ShrimpBurrito posted 09-29-2002 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Thanks for the info, Dick. Off hand, do you know how it mounts? I can't tell from Tanner's pics. Do you remove the bait well and put some kind of support on the inside? If so, can you put the well back in? Sorry....I'm a novice when it comes to mounting engines.
Dick posted 09-30-2002 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have never mounted one but am quite sure that it is through bolted.

Need your help here.
If I remember correctly you have a Tanner bracket on your Dauntless. How is it mounted?

DCPeters posted 09-30-2002 03:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for DCPeters  Send Email to DCPeters     
I saw a kicker bracket this summer on an old Montauk that was interesting to me. It might work for the new boat hull too.

It was a bracket that was attached under the main motor mount. The bracket was Z shaped, extending to the left of the main motor (to clear the motor for turns) then away from the hull what must have been a foot, then again left to form a new pseudo-transom, where the kicker would mount. There was no support back to the hull on the left side.

It was pretty hefty. I guess it worked. Anyone else seen such a thing?

Barnett Childress posted 09-30-2002 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
Check out Panther Marine also. They have several brackets that would work.
Dick posted 09-30-2002 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Panther makes some nice mounts but I don't know if they pattern the transom for a perfect fit like Tanner does.
Barnett Childress posted 10-02-2002 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barnett Childress  Send Email to Barnett Childress     
Didn't know that. I ended up using a Panther fixed bracket to mount a Yamaha T8 kicker on my Montauk and I'm very happy with it. It's made of HD aluminum and sets the motor back about 6-8"? I went with the bracket instead of a direct transom mount because I didn't want to cut the rub rail or have to re-locate the rear light. But most of all I didn't want to give up any interior space with the engine stowed in the upright position. Couldn't be happier with the setup.

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