17736AF3 motor refit - beefing up the transom?
- Jun 1, 2008I built my AF3, Creamcheese, for sailing on desert and mountain lakes
in the west. For those locations, oars were a perfect mode auxiliary
of power. I have since relocated to the East Coast and haven't sailed
her much lately because the tides are a little too strong here in the
Upper Chesapeake Bay (2-3mph at times). It is too inconvenient to
schedule my sailing around the lunar cycles.
After a lot of power-boating in the past few years(Bolger Cabin Clam
Skiff), I'm getting the itch to go sailing again and want to put a
little 4-cyc 2hp on Creamcheese (I'll probably sell my old British
Seagull on ebay). I'm planning to use a swing-up motor bracket
mounted to the port side of the transom.
I built my transom as designed, which isn't sufficient for a motor.
I'm considering my options for how to strengthen it. Max beefed his
up by using 5/8 ply.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
David Cassidy, I've been following your AF3 progress with pleasure.
It looks great! How did you strengthen the transom?
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