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    DIY Outboard Bracket

    We will be hangin' some outboards on Project HSB this summer. It was originally an I/O boat but I love outboards for various reasons so that is the route I will be taking here. I am currently visiting down here in TX to try and find a cheap twin-style bracket/platform on the cheap from the storm damaged boats but if I cannot find one then we will be making one for ourselves. The pic attached looks like a nice design for starters but I would love to see what you have come up with as well.

    Thanks again,

    Pyro
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    Cool thread.

    Getting ready to do the same thing.

    Ive restored, repowerd two 24' Sonic twin O/B's
    The first one had two Gil brackets similar to your picture. I replaced them w/a swim platform w/integrated motor boards/brackets.
    That one I had made by B Brackets. Was 15 yrs ago and I think was $1500.

    The second Sonic already had that style bracket on it but was fiberglass instead of aluminum like the first one.

    Im currently converting an I/O Checkmate to twin O/B and still pondering brackets.
    I got one quote from Armstrong @ 5K. Theyre the biggest and the best but not in my bubget.

    My plan is to draw up prints for an aluminum version and have a local fab shop quote it. If reasonable, Ill go that route.
    If not, Ill build one from glass.

    The pixs are of the B Bracket on the first Sonic and the style I will copy.
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    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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    I would prefer a full platform yes. But I really do like the looks of the tubular type bracket with gusseting such as in the pic I posted. Hoping to find an Armstrong or Stainless Marine one down here in TX but not discounting the idea of designing and building on for ourselves. Please keep us informed of your progress there love to hear about it all sounds like a fun project as well.

    Thanks,

    Pyro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro Chuck View Post
    I would prefer a full platform yes. But I really do like the looks of the tubular type bracket with gusseting such as in the pic I posted. Hoping to find an Armstrong or Stainless Marine one down here in TX but not discounting the idea of designing and building on for ourselves. Please keep us informed of your progress there love to hear about it all sounds like a fun project as well.

    Thanks,

    Pyro
    Two huge positives to my style.

    One is substantial flotation where you really need it and two is, it acts as a gusset across the back of the transom, adding major rigidity where yours allows it to flex between the two brackets.
    I'd rather be competitive w/junk I built in my garage than win w/stuff I bought.


    I refuse to allow common sense to interfere w/my boat buying decisions.


    Checkmate 16' 140 Johnson
    Hydrostream 17' Vector FrankenRude I
    Laser 480 (?) 21' w/GT 200
    Glastron Carlson Conquest w/XP 2.6
    Glastron Carlson CVX 20 w/XP 2.6
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 Johnsons
    24' Sonic w/twin 250 HO Johnsons
    19' STV River Rocket w/FrankenRude II
    Allison XR 2002 w/Frankenrude II
    Hydrostream 18' V-King w/Frankenrude II

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    I have a nice twin outboard bracket from a dcb I would sell. It's for a tunnel though so motors are set a bit apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kct11 View Post
    I have a nice twin outboard bracket from a dcb I would sell. It's for a tunnel though so motors are set a bit apart.
    What is it made of? Pic?

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    Aluminum. if I remembered correct it's 89 wide with motors 69 apart. Click image for larger version. 

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    heres a mounting bracket for 50$ Click image for larger version. 

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    here you go. 2,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro Chuck View Post
    We will be hangin' some outboards on Project HSB this summer. It was originally an I/O boat but I love outboards for various reasons so that is the route I will be taking here. I am currently visiting down here in TX to try and find a cheap twin-style bracket/platform on the cheap from the storm damaged boats but if I cannot find one then we will be making one for ourselves. The pic attached looks like a nice design for starters but I would love to see what you have come up with as well.

    Thanks again,

    Pyro

    What thickness tubes Uberís are they using. Stainless or Ali?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtflash76 View Post
    What thickness tubes Uber’s are they using. Stainless or Ali?
    Still not sure exactly have one more trip down to TX for Spring Break to find a good used Stainless marine one but keeping all options open at this point. Thanks everyone for your replies here.

    Pyro

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUNKIST View Post
    heres a mounting bracket for 50$
    Is that just iron or something else?

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    Steel mounting bracket

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