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Old 11-01-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Question Question : outboard mounting

Hi Guys!

I have a question. We drove Fletcher Boats the last 15 Years , and there it was necessary ( if you are mounting the outboard to the boat ) to put the outboard 3 cm ( it is 1,25 inches ) to the right ( seen , when standing behind the boat , i mean to the direction of the steering wheel ).

It was on the following models:

Fletcher 160 / 161 with 115 HP
Fletcher 199 from 115 to 225 HP

I dont know on what it depends ( horsepower? Beam of boat ? )

Can you tell me , if it is necessary to do it on all Fletchers ?
Many Years ago we had an Fletcher 199 and 115 HP , this stupid Engine-dealer mounted it in the center and the boat was driving very bad - it was not in scale!
At this time ( i think it was around 1989 ) our local Fletcher dealer in Hamburg ( he isnt selling Fletcher today :-( )
told us that there are lists for Fletcher boats and how the outboard has to be mounted!

can you help me? Is it the same situation on Phantom Boats? I think they have one thing in common: They dont have much beam....

Thanks!

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Old 11-01-2006, 09:07 PM   #2
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engine on my Phantom 20 is dead centre and i dont have any problems
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:16 PM   #3
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My johnny is bang in the middle, no problems at all
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:23 PM   #4
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Thaks for your answers. Which Fletcher do you own?

greetings!
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:31 PM   #5
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we run fletcher 14' with 40 yammie in the ctr too
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Old 11-01-2006, 11:15 PM   #6
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Hello Andi.
It is true that Fletcher recomended larger engines on the 199, 165 and 155 models should be off center to the right. The engine is also mounted 2 cm to the right on my 199. I do not have the documentation from Fletcher, but I am working on getting more of such documents from Fletcher and
make them available for download on www.fletchermarine.com -
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accesible from google searches and the likes.

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Thaks for your answers. Which Fletcher do you own?

greetings!
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Currently thinking of buying a fletcher! Regards to the mounting of engines on our Phantom16 its mounted off centre by about 2cm adjusted when we raised then engine up I was told it was to correct torque steer?!
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:44 AM   #8
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Right. But than you can better install a torque plate...
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:46 AM   #9
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Looking forward who can get those lists.... Would be very interesting!
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Went to view a boat on saturday and it had a piece of marine ply between the outboard and the transom on the rear of the boat is this normal?
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Here is my 2 cents:

Normal ? - Not really but there can be a number of reasons to install a plywood plate between engine and transom. I would look the engine installation very carefully over for cracks in the gelcoat etc, as such a setup can put an extra amount of stress on the transom.
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Probably they created a bit more setback than its normal...
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