Having looked at the motor bracket design by Martin Hartley I had a question about how it fits under the step. Our motor resting on the cabin sole only just leaves enough room to replace the step.
Does anyone have any experience with this? Should we cut the hole in the bulkhead bigger so we can slide the engine down further? This only seems to increase the possibility of lifting the exhaust higher than the head when struggling to lift the motor under the cockpit.
I wouldn’t cut ANY holes in ANY bulkheads! Maybe you’ve just got a big outboard? If so then put one of the little Tohatsus on your Christmas list – you won’t notice any decrease in speed but you’ll struggle a lot less to lift it in and out.
Martin has kindly provided four new photographs of his outboard bracket in situ. Take a look at the revised web page in hints and tips.
Ah, We have a different style step that bridges the gap between the two berths. So the motor has to be stores sideways and further aft to clear the step.
Thanks for the photo’s & design Martin, and your help Jack.