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Old 01-21-2009, 10:20 AM
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I'm interested in mounting a Yamaha 9.9T, high thrust to a Proline 22 Sport cc. I'm trying to decide whether to get a fixed or a retractable mount. I don't want the motor to end up in the soup or on the highway. Garelick looks flimsy to me and Boatersworld reviews are bad. Looked at Remote Troll in Utah and BiteMeToo. They are ok. Any others manufacturers or suggestions.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:27 AM
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See "kicker size" thread in this forum.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:45 AM
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Thanks Cedarholm. I did. Looking for more info though.

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Old 01-21-2009, 10:54 AM
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I used a Panther bracket for mounting my Yamaha 8T to my Grady with good results.
I had the same concern about Garelick.

http://www.panthermarineproducts.com...er.php?catID=5
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:59 AM
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Illgoto,

I searched this before and saw your recommendation for Panther. Which bracket/mount do you have?

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Old 01-21-2009, 11:33 AM
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Garelick, in their defense, makes several varieties of aux mounting bracket, so just because the one at Boaters World looks cheesy doesn't mean that's all there is. Go to the Garelick website and see the options.
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:35 AM
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The Panther is either a rebadged Garelick or a Chinese knockoff.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:33 PM
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garelick makes a heavy duty bracket for heavier four strokes. you are right. the garelick most places stock is weak. i know, i broke one, but their heavy duty one is great. theyre expensive so places dont stock them & try to talk you into the cheap one on their shelf. just ask them to order the right one.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:41 PM
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I have a Yamaha 9.9 high thrust that came with a 24' Grady I bought 2 years ago. It's mounted on a OMC retractable bracket with a gas charged cylinder. It gives me about a foot of travel between the raised and lowered position and it works great (boat is a '94, don't know when the bracket was installed). It appears very well built and takes little effort to raise/lower. It's mounted to a block of varnished wood thats bolted to the transom. There's one for sale on E bay right now for $679 new. OMC part # 175556.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:34 PM
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Thanks for the info. Garelick makes the offshore type and they also make a manual hydraulic type which retails for $999.99. Pricey but it works like a car jack and you can lower or raise your motor with it easily. Looks beefy too. I don't know if I want to spend $ like that.

The Garelick Offshore mount are spring loaded. Are they EASY to raise and lower? I have an e-mail in to Garelick and I will leave a phone message tomorrow. I don't like that I can't talk to someone live. Hopefully someone will call me back.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:49 PM
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i owned a heavy duty garelick aux.motor mount and had my mercury bigfoot 25 hp 4-stroke{172lb.s} on it.i think the rating on the mount was 168 lb.s,which should be more than enough capacity for your kicker.i had one problem however,which was'nt the mounts fault.my stern was not verticle, it had a small angle,which prevented the mount to operate properly.i had to make up some blocks to compensate for the angled stern.if your stern is pretty much perpendicular to the water,i'd say it should work.i think its around 300 bucks,imo,you should'nt need the hydraulic type.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:07 PM
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South Paw:

My bracket had tilt and trim and it was about $800. It was very solidly built -- not like
the Garelick mounts at all. I had to trailer the boat and my worry was having the kicker
bounce around on a flimsy bracket. Here is a link to the model I had:

http://www.marinetech.info/pmarine/p...php?sku=550135
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:32 AM
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I just run strap around my kicker to the arms of the bracket when trailering and running on the main. That keeps it from bouncing....as to the angled transom, I had to use the second adjustment hole on the kicker.......but 100% perfect isn't necessary at 6mph hul speed.
It will come down to cost....the heavy duty Garelick is about $325....you can go heavier duty but anything heavier duty seem overkill to me for a 9.9HP 100lb kicker....IMHO.

Check the Garelick web site for models before doing a price search
http://www.garelick.com/obmbtable.html


I think the 71091 is the heaviest duty...two models 71091 and 71090 with different amounts of vertical travel.
http://www.garelick.com/product.php?pnumber=71091
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:27 AM
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Thanks for all the suggestions. I think it all comes down to choosing between a fixed and a movable bracket. A fixed mount has no moving parts that can break or wear. I found this website

https://www.adventuremarine.net/prod...D=35&do=detail

It's designed specifically for the Yamaha 9.9T. I'm still deciding and appreciate the great ideas that have been mentioned by others. I can make a good decision when I know all of my choices.

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South Paw - 1/22/2009 6:27 AM

Thanks for all the suggestions. I think it all comes down to choosing between a fixed and a movable bracket. A fixed mount has no moving parts that can break or wear. I found this website

https://www.adventuremarine.net/prod...D=35&do=detail

It's designed specifically for the Yamaha 9.9T. I'm still deciding and appreciate the great ideas that have been mentioned by others. I can make a good decision when I know all of my choices.

Thanks,

South Paw

The Adventure Marine is similar to the BiteMeToo.
I know the BMT folks build the transom angle right into the bracket. Custom paint color also.
Hopefully, you have room to adjust the bracket and engine so as to get proper mounting height.

Also, with solid bracket, check for room for engine when tilted up .

All depends on if you get power trim and tilt.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:06 AM
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I have the RemoteTroll made in Utah and find them to be very durable and useful, especially with the electric motor for steering the kicker. The two I have had, one owned for 17 years before selling it's boat, and the new one for three years have been virtually trouble-free. I have a slightly inclined transom on my new boat, a Sea Hunt Escape 220, and mounted mine new one with a brace at the bottom to take out the bounce and add stability. I have a couple of pictures of the set-up. If you have any interest in looking at them shoot me a pm and I'll send them to you.
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