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imq707s
02-12-2004, 10:41 AM
Have any of you guys built your own setback brackets? Got any pics? What kind of materials did you use? Thinking about building a 14" setback bracket for a Vegas.

Balzy
02-12-2004, 12:08 PM
years ago. I use aircraft quality alum channel and 3/4" for the bracing. Punched a bunch of holes in it to lighten it up. Used STN STL hardware and I think it came in at 23# when I was done. A couple more than I hoped for. I have a Bpb's hydro plate bolted to it and use 2" blocks behind that for a total of 16"

WATERWINGS
02-12-2004, 12:22 PM
Seems like a lot of bolts that could get loose or break?

Balzy
02-12-2004, 11:16 PM
good quality 1/2" x 13 bolts with lock washers and design it so no extra stress is on the bolts !!!!!!!!! (large enough flat areas to not allow any twisting or flexing) If it's designed right the only thing the bolts have to so is hold it together. I have had that bracket on now for probably 6 years now and nothing has come loose or broken. I have put it through the test in rough water also. There are two cross supports that tie the sides together. Two bolts in the end of each. I think welding would tend to crack and break with the vibrations we send to these things.

steve
02-12-2004, 11:19 PM
Thats really not too bad on the weight for that much setback Balzy. We have done them in 4130 Chrome Moly as well. No photos to post sorry.

Burke Kilgour
03-12-2004, 11:50 PM
I'm thinking about building my own as well.
The aluminum angle seems pretty hard to find around here. Anybody have some large angle kicking around?

Rickracer
03-13-2004, 12:25 AM
It's purpose was to eliminate the cracking that occurs at the line between the transom and the deck. Mission accomplished. :cool:

stvhelm
03-13-2004, 09:10 AM
you need to check out the 22 talon with twin drags for sale in the classifeds. thats a cool plate. anyone seen that set up before?

Techno
03-13-2004, 11:24 AM
If you can reduce the bolts you can reduce the weight. Take the number of bolts being planned on and weight them. They add up very quickly:eek:

Burke Kilgour
03-13-2004, 03:16 PM
I was giving some thought to making one of these. Adds 4 1/2" of setback without a plate and is really cool looking :cool:

Bruster
03-13-2004, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by Burke Kilgour
I was giving some thought to making one of these. Adds 4 1/2" of setback without a plate and is really cool looking :cool:

I like it! With a little effort and you could have about any setback you wanted.

Burke Kilgour
03-13-2004, 03:42 PM
Ya, and if you look at the front of it, it has slots for adjusting the height of it as well.........very cool.

Bruster
03-13-2004, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by Burke Kilgour
Ya, and if you look at the front of it, it has slots for adjusting the height of it as well.........very cool.

Or, fab it up, powder coat it black, bolt it on to a Land & Sea hydraulic plate and 8-1/2 to 12" is easy, and will look great.

mjwalters
03-20-2004, 06:49 AM
RacerRick I really like that plate Good idea.:)

Rickracer
03-20-2004, 10:17 AM
:) :cool:

Tampa Cat
03-19-2005, 07:17 PM
Reduce the size of the bolts not the amount

oceantraveler
02-28-2009, 04:38 PM
I know its a 3 year old thread but what the hell!
This is on my ventura 4 inch of set back good solid tig work! and it was cheap,these have been on the hull for 5 years now with out any problems..http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/oceantraveler/HydroStreamVentura042-1.jpg

oceantraveler
02-28-2009, 04:40 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v404/oceantraveler/HydroStreamVentura037.jpg

oceantraveler
02-28-2009, 04:43 PM
The hull is currently being stipped down and ready for Paint,I may mess around with a hrd/jack plate aswell this spring.its all a money thing!!!!!

bajaboy13
06-20-2009, 10:53 AM
thats a sweet set up, how total do you think it cost with all the metal?

tunnels
01-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Have any of you guys built your own setback brackets? Got any pics? What kind of materials did you use? Thinking about building a 14" setback bracket for a Vegas.

Been there done that !
I needed to change the transom as well so i made a purpose built transom and bracket (step back ) all in one !
Gave me more room in the boat and look like its been there since the boat was made from Day one ! plus i used a 25 inch shaft outboard because the back was going to go down in the water a little more so antisapated this and its good as .
I moulded the whole thing on my work bench out of solid glass so wont have the age old soaked wood thing ever again , because there isnt any wood any more .
Heres my Address email me and i will send some pics for you !!
stuartwrcom@gmail.com