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26 S motor mount

Discussion in 'Ask A Macgregor Owner' started by azsailing, Jan 4, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. azsailing

    azsailing

    Joined Oct 8, 2014
    32 posts, 1 likes
    NA NA
    US NA
    Happy 2018!
    So many off season projects this year, so little time! Anyway, I would love some input on a project for my 26 S. I am hoping to install a motor mount for my Nissan 9.8 long shaft, which is currently mounted into the stock motor bay. I have 2 goals for this project. First, I would really like a full range of motion for the outboard (currently the handle hits the inside walls when I turn). Second, when I run under power (which I do a fair amount of when wind is sparse) mine rattles quite loudly! I am a mount will quiet it somewhat. I am considering the one listed below by amazon. I really appreciate Sumner's post on this topic (but I don't have his fabrication skills- mad respect!). Does anyone have any input on this particular mount or one they liked? I would like to be aound $100 if possible.

    Thanks,
    John


    https://www.amazon.com/M-ARINE-BABY...5121092&sr=8-43&keywords=outboard+motor+mount
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  2. walt

    walt

    Joined Jun 1, 2007
    3,239 posts, 371 likes
    Macgregor 26S Hobie TI, Capri Coronado 15
    US Denver, Colorado
    Also check out what Macregor_sailor did on page 100 post # 1997 in the what did you do thread. It probably requires an extra long shaft but its simple and with the cutout you dont need any moving parts. I have my outboard mounting moved back by 2 inch and up by about 2.5 inches and can fully rotate the outboard and since I have the Xlong shaft, the prop is still 2.5 inch#es deeper than you get with the stock transom and a long shaft.

    edit.. woops.. re-read your post and you have a long shaft and you probably dont want the prop any higher than it already is with the stock prop..

    https://forums.sailboatowners.com/i...u-do-to-your-mac-today-thread.156758/page-100
     


  3. AndyVS

    AndyVS

    Joined Sep 4, 2015
    15 posts, 1 likes
    Macgregor 26S
    US Adrian, MI
    I installed a Garelick mount when I purchased my new 9.9hp 4 stroke. It sets the motor back just enough so I get the full range of turning radius when motoring in shallow water with the rudder up. The other bonus is being able to move the prop lower when the water gets lumpy. It's important to match the mount type (2 stroke or 4 stroke) and the weight of the motor to the correct mount type.
     


  4. azsailing

    azsailing

    Joined Oct 8, 2014
    32 posts, 1 likes
    NA NA
    US NA
    Thanks guys!
     


  5. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,013 posts, 1,342 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    The picture posted above sure looks like a quality piece. I'd double check the transom construction. I have seen some small sailboats with the motor mount area caved in because they weren't designed to support a motor mount or a larger motor. 9.9hp seems like the right sized motor for a 26' sailboat. Sometimes putting a plate (piece of 1/2" marine plywood) under the mount to spread out the forced of motor weight and throttle acceleration is all that is needed.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  6. BILLNPR

    BILLNPR

    Joined Mar 9, 2009
    69 posts, 10 likes
    Macgregor 26S
    US New Port Richey, Fl
    The outboard motor bracket you are looking at will tend to twist when turning with the 9.9. You may look at the Garelick Aluminum Bracket for 4-Stroke Auxiliary Outboard Motors or CMC transom jack, CMC motor lift on Craigslist or similar sites. If your significant other is a lightweight, you would really like the electric lift. My Yamaha 8.8 extra long has hydraulic lift and is on 4 stroke bracket. All work great. I have bought 2 CMC electric lift for different boats and the set back and lift were good additions.
     


  7. BILLNPR

    BILLNPR

    Joined Mar 9, 2009
    69 posts, 10 likes
    Macgregor 26S
    US New Port Richey, Fl
    Oh, forgot to mention, be sure to put in a good backing plate.
     


  8. azsailing

    azsailing

    Joined Oct 8, 2014
    32 posts, 1 likes
    NA NA
    US NA
    Great advice. I forgot to ask, does adding the mount necessitate taking the motor off to Trailor? I have my 9.8 bolted to the transom, so I have tailored with it on without problem. Any thoughts?
     


  9. AndyVS

    AndyVS

    Joined Sep 4, 2015
    15 posts, 1 likes
    Macgregor 26S
    US Adrian, MI
    I leave my 9.9 hp 4 cycle on the Garelick mount when trailering. It's too heavy to remove. I run a line from stern cleat against mount and under motor, wrap around other stern cleat and then back again around motor to original cleat. It keeps motor from bouncing around.
     


  10. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,013 posts, 1,342 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    It is a good idea to take the motor off or secure it when trailering. Road bumps are a LOT more sudden than waves and that motor is hanging out there at the end of a long lever arm. You could experience stress cracking and fatigue the transom over time.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     



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