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  • #27378

    David Rowe
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    Hello Fellow Wayfarers,

    New member to this site, so sorry if this has been asked before.

    We have just bought a Mk2 (9007) & wish to add an outboard & bracket for cruising purposes.

    We are looking to buy a Suzuki DF2.5 4 stroke but need help on the bracket arrangement.

    Do we go with transom bracket, extended bracket or extended lifting bracket ????

    What do most of you with outboards have, pros & cons of each.

    Thanks in advance

    #27418

    Bob Harland
    Participant

    Hi David,

    this is probably the most useful post on this topic;

    http://wayfarer.org.uk/forum/topic/what-kind-of-outboard-bracket/#post-25518

    We cruise a lot but manage without an outboard – I understand normal practice is to put the outboard on the bracket at the start of your cruise and leave it there sailing or motoring. It should be clear of the mainsheet and avoids the problem of stowing it in the boat. I guess this is the type you refer to as  an extended bracket.

    There are a couple of videos with cruising boats with outboards which you may find useful;

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBVh8ADLIok

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_a_jnZDMmc&feature=youtu.be

    Fitting the bracket on the transom will require a plywood pad inside the rear tank to strengthen the GRP.

    There is some good advice in the Wayfarer book on outboards; http://wayfarer.org.uk/ukwa-shop/

    Hope that helps

    bob

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by  Bob Harland.
    #27429

    Tim McEwan
    Participant

    I have a further question.  A long shaft or short shaft on the outboard?  I am about to buy one and just need to check.

    Thanks

    Tim

    #27438

    Bob Harland
    Participant

    There should not be any need for a long shaft outboard. The trim of the boat can be adjusted by the crew shifting their weight aft if that is required.

    hope that helps

    #27455

    Tim McEwan
    Participant

    Thanks

     

     

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