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After creating your motor mount and fiberglass protecting it, it's time to put it together!

Step 1: Screw mount to the boat

Using long screws and pre-drilled holes in the boat back attach the mount to the boat. I know I didn't fiberglass the inside of the mount yet. I will I was just eager to see it all work.
<p>Sonja,</p><p>I'd be interested in hearing how this has held up for you.</p>
Just a thought, but if you bolt rather than clamp the motor, you can seal that box altogether by glassing on a plywood lid. As it is right now, the motor's weight is trying to lever the aft mounting plate right off the box. <br>I don't know if it's shown itself yet, but the motor will put some wicked twisting forces on the box whenever the thrust line isn't dead astern. A baffle or X-brace inside the box will help with that, so will making a box that's wider than it is deep. <br>Still, good job on building a solution rather than buying one.
Since June of 2012, how is it holding up? I'm a bit skept, due to the weight of the motor and the tension on the transom. Usually, the transom is reinforced and glass is layed up over it to keep water (and expansion) out.
Since June of 2012, how is it holding up? I'm a bit skept, due to the weight of the motor and the tension on the transom. Usually, the transom is reinforced and glass is layed up over it to keep water (and expansion) out.

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