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    A ladder installed-with pictures

    Howdy Pat, Looks great, and if it's not level, you can't really see it. Nice compact installation that will not interfere with the rudder. Hopefully you won't have to use it, but's it's there if you do. Love the name, I also looked at the Seldon (sp) masthead, and wondered if it would be...
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    Deck plate question

    I had this same problem doing this ladder installation. I dropped my flashlight and it rolled down to the center of the boat. I took a piece of strap metal and bent a 90 degree angle in the end of it and then reached back as far as I could. Then dragging it back towards the hole I made for the...
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    motors

    The motor mount offered by Catalina for the Capri 14.2 is intended to be mounted on the upper port side of the transom six inches from the port side of the boat. I'm not sure if Catalina always reinforced this area in the earlier models of the sailboat, but they did do so at some point in time...
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    The Greg Coats boarding ladder installation

    Looks very good, nice installation. WB
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    The Greg Coats boarding ladder installation

    Amory, Thank you for your comments regarding the method I used for mounting the Garelick boarding ladder. You are correct that the intended use of this ladder was probably directed to power boats with a swim platform horizontally mounted to the transom. Unfortunately, Catalina Yachts or...
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    The Greg Coats boarding ladder installation

    Thanks Greg, I think it may have taken me around five hours working time over a three day period. But I tend to stop and study things longer, and I was somewhat baffled by the area behind the left ladder bracket. I spent some time cutting down the left side bracket teak block. Taking just a...
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    The Greg Coats boarding ladder installation

    I recently installed the Garelick 19615 boarding ladder to the starboard side of the transom of my boat, and used the Beckson 4 inch storeaway deckplate in the aft end of the starboard bench area. The deckplate allows you access to the internal area of the boat transom. First let me say a...
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    Motor question

    I think the long shaft outboard would be the preferred motor, but some have had success with the short shaft. The motor mount could be a consideration also. Generally speaking, 15 inches for a short shaft and 20 inches for a long shaft. Measured from the base of the engine mount to the top...
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    Outboard set up for transporting and trailering

    Hey Rod, I like your motor storage mount idea. Certainly looks handy and out of the way. Very nice..............WB
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    Rudder makes contact with motor mount

    Tim, I'll try to get on this today with measurements, but first before making the wood part of the mount, I would get a hold of Garhauer and make sure they will provide the brackets. By the was, if you would like to get back to me via email, captmarvel@npgcable.com ............WB
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    Rudder makes contact with motor mount

    Tim, That sounds about right, although, I was looking at my installation and the mount itself, is made of wood. If you are handy with woodworking, you could make your own mount, and then order two right side brackets from the folks in Upland, CA. You would have to provide the extra hardware...
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    Rudder makes contact with motor mount

    Hi Tim, The company I bought the additional right side mount bracket from is located in Upland, CA They also have a website www.garuauermarine.com and the address and phone number below. Garhauer Marine 1082 West Ninth Ave. Upland, CA 91786 (909) 985-9993 When you contact them, you might ask for...
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    motor mount

    Rod, Jeremy makes a good point. If you decide to reverse the brackets, be sure and first measure the distance between the motor mounting clamps to assure it will fit between the brackets. WB
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    motor mount

    After reading your post again, I now see what you are saying. I guess it depends on how far apart the mounting clamps of your motor are spaced. In my case, I have a Mercury 3.5 long shaft motor, and it would have fit between the brackets...........WB
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    motor mount

    I'm not sure what you are saying, but before I made the installation of the mount on my boat, I did reverse the left and right brackets, and then positioned the mount on the transom to see what kind of clearance would be gained. As one member on this forum said, it worked for him and I saw no...
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