Bracket install.

John Stidman

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John Stidman
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John Stidman

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Apr 29, 2018
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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
just a quick question for the pros. After the numerous dry fits, and checking things out it looked gd. After the 5200 and sucking it down tight all the way the brackets v is just under a half inch off to the left of the boats v. Not sure why it tightened that way. Will this really affect anything?

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kaosx10

Master of KAOS
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25' Farallon - Grizzly Bear
If you just installed this and the 5200 isn't set, I'd loosen the bolts and tie a rachet strap around the bracket and try to winch it over and retighten the bolts. 5200, unless it is quick dry, takes a while to set up. I'd be afraid of tracking issues with the outboard not centered. Just my two cents.
 

John Stidman

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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
If you just installed this and the 5200 isn't set, I'd loosen the bolts and tie a rachet strap around the bracket and try to winch it over and retighten the bolts. 5200, unless it is quick dry, takes a while to set up. I'd be afraid of tracking issues with the outboard not centered. Just my two cents.
I installed it yesterday. It isn't completely dry but real thick and tacky. After glassing in about 3 inches of plywood it was hard to drill perfectly straight holes. I have 18 total. There isn't much play in the bolt holes after applying resin in the holes to dry. And since they are all just a bit off it tightens in that spot. Unfortunately my buddy that helped me wasn't able to make it today. Its not the quick dry but im afraid its setting and id screw it up a lil more. I sure hope its not that big of an issue. I dont have the help rt now to do it and will probably be set before I can get it.
 

Vigilant32

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Is it level at the swim step?

Will the motor set in the middle properly?
 

John Stidman

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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
Is it level at the swim step?

Will the motor set in the middle properly?
Its level evenly across the swim step with the boat. Its actually just under a 1/2 in to the left. The drain plug isn't even. I lined it up with the v of the hull and center. Unfortunately drilling through 3in thick some holes went one way just a hair and some the other. But the angles were fine. It just sits a bit to the left. Of the bottom v. Im afraid if I try and loosen them I may not get that gd seal. I used all my 5200 and used construction saw horses to get close as possible and let the bolts suck it in evenly. If its not gonna matter being that close I'd rather not mess with it.
 

John Stidman

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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
Is it level at the swim step?

Will the motor set in the middle properly?
The motor will be in middle of bracket. But maybe just hair to left. I have a kicker on right and ill have new trim tabs. My first time ever doing any of this and want it best I can. Im just wondering if its going to be that huge of a difference?
 

aguachico

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take pics and call the bracket maker. I would leave it as is unless there's an easy fix. Nice looking bracket.
 
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John Stidman

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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
take pics and call the bracket maker. I would leave it as is unless there's an easy fix. Nice looking bracket.
Yeah, I emailed A&J marine. Waiting for response. I'm sure there's many on here that could also answer. The more answers I get by those who do this the better ill feel. I dont thinkbits going to be that much of a difference since from. What I've seen in videos is the brackets mostly out of water when running at speeds.iys about 3 inches above the hull so the water coming off the hull shouldn't be hitting much of it. I had a boat with bracket once. Single pod but it was flat. Didn't have the v in the bottom like this.
 

Vigilant32

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Here is one I installed with an Armstrong drive.

We made a mock up of the hole pattern and set that on the transom as a template. Also very precise straight drilling.

On the inside of the transom was a pattern match aluminum plate instead of washers with 28 through bolts.

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gecsr1

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well I guess you should have dry fitted it first before making it permanent ...
oh well....
 

Dragon

It is what it is...
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You watched the video's and decided that it wasn't necessary to mask off before 5200. You mentioned in #2 post that "after numerous dry fits"? it was good? You mentioned in post #6 that it was hard to drill the holes straight. And they were too tight and cockeyed after glassing? Listen to what you are typing...If you are not going to heed "Directions" and BMP's "Best Management Practices" Why do you even ask for advice then do it 1/2 Assed...Anyway?

It is YOUR decision to do quality work! Or NOT!....

My advise would be to unbolt it (before its Hard) and ream the holes out straight and re-glass the holes. That way you can clean up the calking mess too...Or NOT!...
 
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John Stidman

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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
well I guess you should have dry fitted it first before making it permanent ...
oh well....
I had mentioned after many dry fits it alined up right. But since it needed to suck up tight evening out the transom with bracket and the extra torque it came out just off a bit. I actually dry fitted about 3 times. Im just asking if this will be a major effect on it or will it be ok? I'm not worried about the caulking mess. I was in bad motorcycle accident and my hands aren't 100%. Drilling perfectly straight wasn't as easy as thought. I have an aluminum backing plate matched to the inside with same patter as bracket. It aligned. Not sure why when it was torqued it move a hair. Its not really noticeable unless you crawl under and get real close. Its not crooked. Level and straight. Just sits above 1/4 in to left. If it's not going to be a huge issue I'd rather leave it alone. I've taken all the advice and videos seriously best I can. Never even working on a boat or fiberglass is why I was asking help. When I dry fitted I only tightened the end bolts and made sure the rest went through. They did. So after my backing plate was done and I dry fitted it again. Botls went though. I dont have much help or access to forklifts ect. Use a sawhorse and got it aligned within an inch of transom. Pushed bolts through and sucked it up slowly. Being my first time doing this I was sure it was gd. But after fully torque on all the bolts it was level. Even. Lined up ,except the bottom. It is what it is for now. I'd just like a answer as to how much its going to effect it. Thanks for the reply, advice and lecture lol. As far as the caulking mess. I took a razor and scraped it. Acetone cleaned it up nice. Im planning on re painting or gelcoat this summer as thats more my profession. Im far from a perfectionist. But I dont mind learning and trying. Thanks again.
 
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John Stidman

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John Stidman
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Man, it's fine. I've seen boats from the factory that are worse. Don't sweat it. Just make sure you set the motor correct.

Some keyboard warriors are a little intense!
Thanks thats the replies I was hoping to hear.
I have a friend thats a yamaha tech. He will be installing the motor and kicker and allcables and harness. Tune it and prop it. I have a lake few miles away to do that. I dont mind the lectures. Im sure no one ever done a perfect first time job at everything. Now painting and custom cabinets refinishing and things to do with homes or industrial im very quality. The fiberglass wasn't the simplest but I figured out after wasting about 15 gals from mixing to much at once it kick hot and fast lol. Again thanks. Thanks to all that take the time. Even the lectures are appreciated. I just want a safe fun boat so I can learn more types fish to chase. Was learning to build rods. But do tobthe motorcycle accident I dont have use of my hands much. Barely can wiggle my fingers. I guess when I'm told you can't do something. I have to prove them wrong. Sitting around crippled and making excuses will never be me. Only failure is not trying. Hope to meet most of ya and fish soon. I see there's alot of what you guys call boat hoes. Cant wait to meet some and learn to fish for the bigger tunas. I've only caught albies few times. Thanks again all.
 
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Fins in the Bin

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I agree if it was all painted the same color nobody would have ever known. Center the motor on your boat IMO not the bracket and you will be fine, (oh and paint it all the same color and stop looking at it) The length of the centerline of the boat is carrying 90 percent of the tracking and the bracket isn't doing a ton at high speeds (where it would be affected). The bracket is digging in and controlling the tracking when your starting out of the hole at low speeds where tracking wont really matter.
 
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John Stidman

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Apr 29, 2018
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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
I agree if it was all painted the same color nobody would have ever known. Center the motor on your boat IMO not the bracket and you will be fine, (oh and paint it all the same color and stop looking at it) The length of the centerline of the boat is carrying 90 percent of the tracking and the bracket isn't doing a ton at high speeds (where it would be affected). The bracket is digging in and controlling the tracking when your starting out of the hole at low speeds where tracking wont really matter.
Thanks. Sounds reasonable.
 

Lifeislarge

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Yeah I've seen some shit that's way worse. Don't worry about it until there's an apparent issue. You should be able to adjust the trim tab on the lower if there's a pulling issue under power.
 
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Fishbones

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Bolt the motor on and run it... you’ll never know it’s not centered...
 

John Stidman

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Baketsfield ca
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John Stidman
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26ft seaswirl striper,24 ft trophy walkaround,24ft glasply flybridge.
Bolt the motor on and run it... you’ll never know it’s not centered...
Thanks, these are the replies I was hoping you hear. Thats the plan. I dont care about the prettiest boat, just the bloodiest!!!
 

TunaJoe

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I’m going with everyone else who says “ no problem”
you won’t even notice that small amount.....
 
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