FS17 Outboars bracket?

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FS17 Outboars bracket?

Post by John S » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:34 pm

Happy New Year ALL! I have purchased plans for the FS17, I have a few questions, first I would like to locate plans to build an engine bracket, to increase the efficiency of the engine and to install a live bait well in the splash well area, so I also need bait well plans, can anyone help?


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Post by tech_support » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:56 pm

We do not supply any plans for brackets. We have a few designs with options for brackets in which case we recommend a supplier (stainless marine or Armstrong)

The FS17 is not a good candidate for a bracket. A bracket on such a small and already balanced boat will not improve anything - quite the contrary

If you want bait wells towards the transom, that would be easy to do. They are just boxes built off the transom.

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Post by Lung Boy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:45 pm

John, there are some plans for an aluminum bracket/manual jack plate at the following:

If I were to make one, I would use 3/8" thick structual aluminum angle 6061-T6. 4" x 4" length of about 6 six feet should do. Materials are going to run about $100. It might be worth your while to get a commercial one like on Shine's F17.

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