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Old 11-28-2015, 08:40 AM   #1
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Outboard rail mount bracket

Anyone know of a source for a 1 1/4" rail mount bracket for storing a small outboard on our Flybridge? Motor is only 30 pounds but the ones I have seen for sale are all for 1" inch or less rails. Or do you have a DIY suggestion?
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:59 AM   #2
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stainless u bolts and whatever fabrication you need for the outboard clamp on board.
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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stainless u bolts and whatever fabrication you need for the outboard clamp on board.
Agree. I've seen plenty made from wood or starboard with just clamps to the rails.
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:56 AM   #4
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I took a nice thick oak plank to a wood shop and had them router a 1.25" half circle shaped groove in it to match the tubing on which I mounted it. Then bolted it with Scotty rail mounts on the other side of the tube from the grooved plank. I touch up the varnish on the oak from time to time, but it's been holding my 22lb outboard perfectly for 17 years now.
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:03 PM   #5
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If the 1" relief bracket has enough material, take it to a wood shop and have it routered to 1.25".
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:05 PM   #6
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Plenty of good ideas here to get what you want. I preferred to keep my weight low and made a bracket that clamped to the Bridge ladder...

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Old 11-28-2015, 06:43 PM   #7
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Great ideas. Thank you. Thumbs up to the ladder innovation!
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:31 PM   #8
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Great ideas. Thank you. Thumbs up to the ladder innovation!
Thanks! Made it out of a 2x4" chunk of aluminum and had it powdercoated. More pics here: Outboard rack album | Ttschwing | Fotki.com, photo and video sharing made easy.
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Here is what I did on my previous boat Spirit, a Camano. I have transom davits now, so the OB stays on the dinghy.
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