Mounting problem for Dinghy Motor on the R23

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Mounting problem for Dinghy Motor on the R23

Postby jagizzi on Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:49 pm

I bought a standard Sea Dog motor mounting bracket to go on the stern rail of my R23. The vertical space on the stern rail will not allow for the bracket to be installed. It is easy to cut the plastic bracket down to fit but because of its design that would seriously weaken the bracket to the point that I would not trust it.

I figure that someone has to have had success mounting a dinghy motor on a 23 so how did you go about it? I would like to mount the motor on the swim step rail but according to the installer I would have to cut the rail. I would prefer not to have to do that.

I had thought that I could buy a split "T" to go on the horizontal part of that rail but that was naive thinking on my part. There is a hinged T but that won't fit the bracket.

How have folks mounted their dinghy motors on the R-23?
Jim and Kelli Gizzi
Next Ten
2018 R23
Friday Harbor
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Re: Mounting problem for Dinghy Motor on the R23

Postby Red Raven on Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:06 pm

The hinged Tee does require the plastic mount to be reamed out a bit. That’s what I did. The strength comes from the Tee and not the mount. It works fine.
Curt and Tracy Johansen
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Volvo D3 200HP
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Re: Mounting problem for Dinghy Motor on the R23

Postby SgtAlf on Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:48 pm

I found this little do da. I bolted it to the motor mount and I will attach the bracket to the rail. My dingy motor is 12.5 pounds. I'm sure it'll work. I'll tell you in a month. ... UTF8&psc=1
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