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Wiscbw posted 08-20-2006 10:52 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wiscbw   Send Email to Wiscbw  
I want to mount a 10HP 4 stroke kicker on my 19’ 1996 Outrage for trolling.
The main engine is a 225HP 2 stroke.
Does anyone have experience with a similar setup? Do I need to mount the kicker on the transom or is mounting it on the swim platform okay? I tried to search for previous posts on this topic without success. If it has been discussed before, redirect me to the old posting.
kingfish posted 08-21-2006 01:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/yamahaT8Kicker.html
20dauntless posted 08-22-2006 05:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
I have a 1996 20 Dauntless which uses the same hull as your Outrage. I have a Yamaha T9.9 mounted on an OMC bracket on the starboard side of the transom. The OMC bracket has worked out ok, but the Yamaha mount integrated into the motor has now broken twice. I think this is because of a combination of the heavy weight of the engine, brackets that allow bouncing, and a captain that doesn't slow down enough for waves and wakes. If you find a way to mount a kicker so that it doesnt constantly bounce, let me know. Some pictures of the broken mount are below.

http://home.comcast.net/~samlandsman/yamahabracket.html

Wiscbw posted 08-22-2006 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wiscbw  Send Email to Wiscbw     
20dauntless

Thanks for your comments. Your mounting seems more applicable. I would not expect the Yamaha motor mount casting to crack. The previous example with the 22’ Outrage transom, has a much wider transom opening for mounting engines. If I could mount the kicker over the top of my transom as shown in the reference section, it would interfere with the seat. I am looking for an attachment method that allows the kicker to be tilted up when not in use. Does that work with your OMC bracket? Hopefully someone with the same hull has got this figured out.

20dauntless posted 08-23-2006 02:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for 20dauntless  Send Email to 20dauntless     
I wish the kicker could be mounted on the transom next to the main motor, but on our boats there is not enough space. The way mine is set up is that the OMC bracket lowers and the kicker is tilted down while running, and the OMC bracket is raised and the kicker is tilted up when not in use. Unfortunately, the kicker bounces wildly when it gets rough, and that bouncing has caused the motor mount casting to crack twice now. I don't use the kicker that much, and am seriously thinking about selling it and not having to worry about it breaking again. I think the problem is that when the Yamaha is raised it is simply resting on a pin going across and there is some play above that which allows the engine to swing and bounce and eventually break the motor mount. I put the best picture i could find of it on photobucket.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l267/20dauntless/EnginesRunning.jpg

Sam

Wiscbw posted 08-25-2006 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wiscbw  Send Email to Wiscbw     
What length is the kicker? I am also looking to purchase one, how much do you want? Send me an email.

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