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Catbird seats and our Motor Mount

Aug 12, 2010
14
Catalina 22 Mark 1 Thunderbird Lake
We have a Precision 23. Currently we have a Honda 8 hp motor. It is hard to start, hard to tilt and the motor mount is not easy to activate. We are considering getting a lighter weight motor (Mercury 8 hp) and a new motor moun and need suggestions about what kind of mount to get. A friend has suggested a mount with a longer reach, an 18 inch rather than a 12 inch one we have.
 
Sep 24, 2018
1,263
O'Day 25 Chicago
The Amarine brackets are garbage. The plastic mount cracks pretty quickly (motor almost went for a swim), rust is starting to show after one season, the springs aren't powerful enough to lift a 9.9 and there isn't a lot of tilt angle adjustment. I've had to do a number of modifications to make it work