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Old 04-28-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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outboard boat motor mount on ladder

Has anyone ever mounted a small say 15hp or 20hp outboard boat motor on the coach ladder 105 lbs. seem like you could bolt a block of wood and tighten it down like you do on the boat transom


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Old 04-28-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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That would be a site to see. Especially if the wind cause the propeller to rotate. I can here the "redneck" in me to say, "Hey! Look! A boat motor propelled motor home."

I personally don't think the screws/rivets could take that constant weight of about 60 pounds.

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I can tell you now that it will not hold it for very long as the constant bouncing will weaken the ladder. There is a member that made a bracket that went into a second reciever for his outboard motor and he could also use his tow bar.
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Wayne: C'mon, ANYONE would know that the boat motor isn't pushing the rig down the road.....but now, .....IF it's raining hard, ya probably could shut down the diesel, start up the boat motor and save ALOT of fuel.......ya think??? Course wife would have to hang on the back ladder in order to steer......hmmmmm.
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Thanks guys, only a jarhead would come up with outboard rv pusher. takes one to know one sempi fi. I did look at the tow bar application and thought it looked strange also. maybe I just empty a storage bay and stick it inside. I'm wanting to get a inflatable boat and carry a small motor, Any ideas out there would be very much appreciated
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i carry an 8hp & 12' inflatable in the rear of my sw2 saturn with no problem. course if you don't tow the only place would be in one of the bays. i know mine won't fit in any of my bays. good luck and WELCOME to the FORUM
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Sometimes we carry a 12.5 foot inflatable in the bay with a 10 horse Merc. 4 stroke. with everything else it takes to run the boat it takes up a lot of room and is very heavy (motor). But fun to play with. I have seen a few RV's with the bracket on the back and I am thinking about it. My ladder hardly holds me let alone a motor.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:36 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help everyone, I guess the consensus is not to use the ladder. I will keep looking for the best solution and let you know if we come up with anything that will work without breaking the bank or our backs. Thanks again

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