Well, here it is! Got the Hobie motor mount attached to my H-16 yesterday and the wife and I took the boat out to a local lake for a "quick sail". We had a series of mishaps; had to raise and lower the mast a few times, run away from bees, etc., but the "electric genny" worked great! We motored out tothe middle of the lake to catch the wind and used it to back off shore when we landed in a cove to chat with some friends.
Here are a few images.
Here's the mount waiting to be installed. Notice the "transom" sticking out from the back of the mount. This is where you mount the motor.
Here's the back of the mount. You can see the vertical groove and the pin that holds it to the dolphin striker.
Very easy to put on!
Ready to go! Had to wait and put the motor on after launch due to the catbox getting in the way!
It worked great!
Two things to note: with my trolling motor, I didn't have total clearance when swinging the motor into position for action; the head was pressed against the bottom of the trampoline. No problem, though, so long as the prop is submerged, it works just fine!
$189.00 for the mount. (I had mine dropped shipped from the nearest dealer so it came to $202.00 all together.)
I already had the Minnkota Trolling motor.
Deep cycle marine battery $40.00
My total cost: $242.00 and worth every penny for those days that the wind fails you!
Fair winds and happy sails,
1978 H16 Burt The Cat