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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:58 am 
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Started off with a simple idea using pvc, a 2x6 board, and u-bolts, painted it with black rubber dip paint...

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See how it would fit and look on the bars...
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added two aluminum clamps, two rubber couplings, and two Scottie mounts...
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Motor mount update, well the motor mount was a success. Just had to make some minor adjustments to it. First adjustment was to lock down the two scotty mounts that are resting on the main back bar. I used gear clamps and dipped them in plastic dip to keep corrosion off them. The second adjustment i made was to cut 3/4 inch on the 2x6 board so the motor would sit deeper in the water. The motor makes the 2016 AI really fly on the water.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:02 am 
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An updated pic of the finished product ...

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Here is what it looks like rigged out with fish...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:54 pm 
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Really nice looking setup.
I found on my setup mounting the motor as close to the hull as possible helps. I also tilted my motors slightly inward so the props are kind of under the hull a little, (in my case one motor on each side of the boat for balance).
To counteract the motors being slightly tilted (around 5 deg), I add a little extra oil into the engine (synthetic mobile 1), just to be cautious.
Since moving the motors inward and tilting them slightly I have had no issues with cavitation when the boat tilts when on different tacks.
Fortunately you can really hear when the props are cavitating (very loud and you lose power), so if it's happening you know it.
If your props are not cavitating currently when on a heavy tack currently, It's probably not worth the effort to make any changes at all (the mod only prevents cavitation, and maybe just a very slight improvement in steering, nothing else).
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:05 pm 
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fusioneng wrote:
Really nice looking setup.
I found on my setup mounting the motor as close to the hull as possible helps. I also tilted my motors slightly inward so the props are kind of under the hull a little, (in my case one motor on each side of the boat for balance).
To counteract the motors being slightly tilted (around 5 deg), I add a little extra oil into the engine (synthetic mobile 1), just to be cautious.
Since moving the motors inward and tilting them slightly I have had no issues with cavitation when the boat tilts when on different tacks.
Fortunately you can really hear when the props are cavitating (very loud and you lose power), so if it's happening you know it.
If your props are not cavitating currently when on a heavy tack currently, It's probably not worth the effort to make any changes at all (the mod only prevents cavitation, and maybe just a very slight improvement in steering, nothing else).
FE


I did the same with the motor oil. Use all synthetic oil even the gear oil. :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:03 pm 
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Nice looking mount (nice catch, too!)


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