What Is an Outboard Engine Bracket?


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An outboard engine bracket is a piece of boating equipment used to mount an outboard motor to a boat. They typically allow outboard motors to be positioned further away from the hull and lower in the water than they otherwise would be.

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Typically, outboard engine brackets improve the thrust, center of effort and floatation of the boat relative to having the engine mounted directly on the hull.

Installing an outboard engine bracket involves attaching it directly to the boat's hull. As such, it is important to be careful not to damage the boat, especially if it has a modern, fiberglass hull. Consider contacting a skilled boat repair specialist to help with the installation.

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