PURCHASED 8 HP HONDA 4 STROKE. APPEARS TO BE TOO BIG O MOUNT OFF STERN BECAUSE OF INTERFERING WITH RUDDER. ALSO WEIGHT MAY SEEM TO BE FACTOR HANGING OFF BACK OF BOAT..ANY THOUGHTS
only one way to find out. mount that sucker and see.ha ha
i dont know where your transom mount is bout mine is off to the port side and i have a 9.9 4stroke suzuki on mine i could use a bigger mount but it holds it my advice is put it to the port side if its not i cant see your motor being heaver or bigger than mine that suckers huge
Why not use the motor-well? Transom mount puts much too much wight aft.
No way will your motor fit into the well. Measure from the fixed part of the clamp to the back of the motor housing; you have about 14" clearance to the interior of the transom. The previous owner of my boat cut away some 'glass and strffed an old Chrysler 9/15HP smoke machine in.; I am researching to replace it with an electric moter and find it can be done for about $1500 as a new power head on the outboard, or as an inboard, excluding installation costs, more batteries and a 48vt charger.
So did you pursue the electric motor? It's a great idea who's time has come! If you did/are doing it, can you give an update? If you decided against it, was there some huge obstacle?
Got little use of my boat this year- sailed on everybody elses though.
Still thinking of the conversion for spring- hope prices drop a little by then since the techonology will be less new. A 4.5 KW perminant magnet brushless motor should do the trick. Since I hope to do little motoring, I may go with 36 volts to see if its enough.
I have mine mounted in the center and it only interferes with the rudder if I have the transom lowered too low. Then again mine is only a 5hp.