Originally Posted by meridian
36' Albin DC: I've got a dink on Weaver davits on my swim platform with a 4 HP outboard I lift up and carry on the aft rail. I have an opportunbity to get a 10' AB hard bottom with a Mercury 2-stroke 15 HP. The engine weighs 80 lbs that I could lift with the boom. Anyone store one these on deck and if so how/where? My other option is to replace the Weavers with davits that will list up the dink and motor.
Rail mount should be fine if it's tall enough for the 15hp. You can always modify one to take the weight off the rail a bit and transfer it to the deck if it seems too heavy or your rails need a bit'o'work.
For a trawler the motion shouldn't be so bar a rail should easily support 80 pounds as ben2go posted.