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25" on a 20" 21' Outrage transom
|Author||Topic: 25" on a 20" 21' Outrage transom|
posted 04-08-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)
I can get a good deal on a 150 h.p. 1995 ocean-pro Evinrude for my 21' Outrage. It is a 25" model and the reference page as well as my measurement from the top of transom to the bottom of hull is saying 20". The seller is telling me I can mount the engine high. What you obviously can't do is the opposite, mount a 20" on a 25" hull.
Is it acceptable to mount a 25" motor on a 20" transom?
I'm aware there has been a recent thread about a 13' Whaler. I'm asking specifically to avoid consumer's remorse.
Thank you in advance for any replies.
posted 04-08-2002 06:23 PM ET (US)
You will need one of the many varieties of Jack plates in order to raise the engine the needed 5". They come in both static (fixed once bolted on) and adjustable, both manual with a large center lifting screw, and hydraulic operated, like power trim.
Don M here has done your exact installation.
posted 04-08-2002 06:37 PM ET (US)
Thank you for the answer.
Is there a way to find the posts involving this particular installation with Don M.? I'm new to this board and appreciate any help I get. AkWhaler
posted 04-08-2002 07:46 PM ET (US)
If you can wait a day or two, there will be a new article with detailed photographs of raised engine mounting.
posted 04-08-2002 11:15 PM ET (US)
Alright. I'm standing by.
This is a wonderful site, very user friendly, with a great support group. Thanks again.
posted 04-08-2002 11:31 PM ET (US)
Don McIntyre can't be very far away He'll surface soon!
posted 04-09-2002 01:21 PM ET (US)
You're right! Don surfaced on my original topic (21' whaler hull #00405) over in the general forum.
posted 04-10-2002 08:47 AM ET (US)
http://continuouswave.com/whaler/cetacea/cetaceaPage56.html shows in detail the mounting of a 20-inch shaft outboard engine on a 15-inch high Whaler transom. This same technique may be applicable to mounting a 25-inch shaft engine on a 20-inch transom.
posted 04-12-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)
Great article on Jack Plates. Once again I am in awe at this web site. For anyone following this thread I've decided to go with the 115 Merc. Someone else beat me to the 25" 150 Ocean Pro. Snooze you lose, but I still feel a little P.O.'d about it. I was taught and put in practice when you have a deal going you stick with it. Well I'm off to learn about getting a 115 Merc back in business after a 10 year slumber. Thank you for the input.
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