posted 17 February 2000 09:00 AM
I am looking for information to enable me to make an Outboard motor sliding storage bracket, as per the original Sonata system, as we do not have one on SARABANDE.
I would like a detailed sketch complete with dimensions or template and material specification if possible.
Can any one help?
24 February 2000 04:04 PM
by coincidence I have the Plastimo Catalogue
and the parts you need for the bracket and slides are on page 306, for mounting on the transom. The price for the Bracket is £131.53 and £87 for the slides. If you are referring to the notor stowage under the cockpit we have a rubber matt on the hull which seems to do the job.
24 February 2000 06:09 PM
I had a fine-looking sliding contraption for storing the outboard which may be the thing you refer to but I threw it away because it was adding more weight than value. I might manage a rough sketch from memory but somebody will probably have the real thing. My replacement was slightly more sophisticated than Graham’s. I laid a thin sheet of ply on the hull for the propeller end to slide on and I fitted a piece of square section timber between the bunk sides under the companionway at just the right angle for the outboard mountings (screws downward). This worked really well with my Tohatsu but may not be quite so good with a bigger outboard. Remember whatever you do that the outboard should be securely fastened to comply with the Sonata rules.
Thanks to Graham for locating a source for the transom brackets. I didn’t know they were still made.
[This message has been edited by Jack Hardie (edited 24 February 2000).]
24 February 2000 07:30 PM
Whilst on the subject of transom mounts for the outboard, Mike Owers (Past Chairman) has reminded me that he still has two original replacement fittings available to fit boats up to hull number 220. His email number is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike also has over-sized rudder pins availble but is completely sold out of ‘3rd legs’ for the pushpits. He would be prepared to order another batch of these if he received a minimum of 5 firm orders.
25 February 2000 09:31 AM
Thank you for the info to date, i confirm that it is the motor stowage under the cockpit that i am looking for.
Can any one help?
25 February 2000 10:02 AM
Extract from the original Sonata review from yachting world 1979.
“The engine installation is particularly interesting, for the outboard is stowed on the bracket, which spans the space between the settees and slides away underneath the cockpit”.
This is the detail that i am looking for?
24 March 2000 10:03 AM
Help still needed!
26 March 2000 08:40 PM
As i have recently had to get my boat mesured i needed to construct a bracket for stowing the outboard motor securely while not in use.This was done by bolting two pieces of aluminum angle to the insides of the seats just below the hatch these pieces where about 12 inches long.I then made a strip of wood to fit on the aluminum so that it could slide back and forth i could then fasten the outboard to this.The final thing to do was to make a top part to stop the wood jumping out, this was done by making two more strips of aluminum angle but this time only 4 inches long and these bolted on upside down so that it could grip the 2 by 4 section of wood when it was slid back. VOILA a bracket as sound as a pound and no expensive welding needed and all made out of scrap MAGIC!
15 May 2000 08:49 AM
Great this project is now complete, thanks for all the help.