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Mounting kicker on 23 Conquest transom
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posted 10-25-2006 05:03 PM ET (US)
I have a 2001 23 Conquest with single 225 optimax outboard and am thinking about mounting a 9.9 kicker with 25" shaft beside main motor on transom and connecting with rod to steer off main motor. Has anyone attempted this? Is there room? It looks to me that it does have room. Thanks, WayneB
posted 10-25-2006 07:02 PM ET (US)
1998 23 Outrage here, 225 EFI. I have a 15 HP kicker on a bracket on the port side. I do not think there is enough room to mount to the transome directly. I have picutres of my set up somewhere if you would like. You will need to measure, I also remember in my minds eye that the outside edges of the well may have a slight curve to them adding to the tight squeeze. My 2 cents, but I think a few minutes with a tape measure will some it up. I am sure you could get one next to the main. but I am not sure you could then turn the engines fully.
posted 10-26-2006 09:48 AM ET (US)
www.whalerparts.com will show you the wood location diagram for the boat. That will show the locations of backing material embedded in the hull for mounting accessories like motor mounts, down riggers, etc.
posted 10-27-2006 09:10 AM ET (US)
I have a setup with a 15hp 4stroke next to my optimax on my 1999 23 conquest. Mounted on the starboard side (opposite the swim ladder), uses a Garelick motor bracket that is thru-bolted to the transom and had to be modified to fit aroung one of the u-bolts. uses a tie bar and is linked to the electric starter and throttle at the helm.
I think this is a very nice setup and has worked well in the past. I can provide additional information/pictures if that would help.
posted 10-27-2006 07:29 PM ET (US)
Since a bracket is needed, consider a fixed bracket, such as those made by Tanner http://www.tannermfg.com/ . If a lift bracket is needed, check out the heavy duty unit made by BRP http://www.evinrude.com/en-US/Accessories/Product. htm?product=MOTORBRACKET&category=ServiceParts . It's among the best out there.
posted 10-28-2006 12:24 AM ET (US)
That BRP lifting bracket is a leviathan. We have had one supporting a Yamaha 9.9 HP 4S kicker on our Parker for five seasons of *tough* usage in the North Channel of Lake Huron, and it supported an old 10 HP Johnson kicker for I don't know how many years before that on our old Seastar (same physical bracket). Works like brand new still...just keeps on tickin'.
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