A customer wrote and wanted to convert a 24 ft. sailboat into a motor cruiser but needed to mount the outboard in the middle of the transom rather than off to one side. Further, he wanted to be able to remove the motor and hang the rudder so he could go sailiing occasionally. That reminded me of a removeable stainless steel motor mount that we had seen at Race-Lite on a recent visit there. This is an OEM part that they had made for a customer and we had not carried them because they are not finished. By that I mean this mount needs a wood pad to be bolted to the 1/8" thick plate that is welded to the 1/2" diameter rods. But that should be easy for any DIY'er.
The photo above is taken from what would be below if the motor mount were in use. The three gudgeons are bolted to the transom so that the bracket's legs can slide down into them and be secured by the included spring clip.
There are two versions of this mount. Our 15° mount is for vertical transoms, common on production sailboats. This mount gives a 15° angle which is correct for outboard motors. The other is a 0° mount for transoms which are already angled 15° and does not alter that angle.
6 Horsepower Max rating