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    Transoms

    Got a 20 leg on my Sea Nymph, can I fit a 25 leg motor on using a made up bracket transom extension? Or do I go the full Monty and build the whole bloody transom up? Gotta be a simple answer????
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    Wouldn't suggest it.

    Good explanation here -
    25" outboard on 20" transom - The Fishing Website : Discussion Forums
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Stick with a 20” motor. Save a lot of hassles as I have seen long leg o/b’s fitted and there is invariable a problem with the owner being left with a motor no one is happy with.

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    I dunno much about fiberglass boats but have built up a few alloy transoms including the old mans one to go to the 25" leg....do it properly and build the whole thing up I recon.

    New motor?
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    Yep looking at a new 4 stroke, but most are 25”, seems the way the world is going?
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    Having engine higher cause balance probs, I realise about getting the height right with cavitation, trim etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Having engine higher cause balance probs, I realise about getting the height right with cavitation, trim etc
    Its only 5 inches Higher! if that causes balance problems you already had them before.
    Its about getting the powerhead up away from the water and increasing trim control.
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    What about a ss the bracket with a 5” gain bolted through existing mounting holes with studs for the engine and plated to look nice?
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    Is Sea Nymph still in business ? if so talk to them if not talk to a fiberglass boat builder.
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    No he peddled drugs and went to prison, now lives as a recluse in a holiday camp. Dick!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    No he peddled drugs and went to prison, now lives as a recluse in a holiday camp. Dick!!!
    So go find him and have a chat.....
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    So go find him and have a chat.....
    God I have enough trouble talking to you, let alone a druggie, if he was patient, I could P on him?
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    Got a couple of Buccaneers here for sale
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    i think if you go to a 25 inch motor it will need to be further back as well as higher as the ones I have seen where installed using a small pod type extension bolted to exsisting transom . it will alter your balance and after being in a figlass squire that a friend owned with too large a motor and slightly higher centre of gravity I would be very careful about doing it as mates boat was bloody awful and chine walked and travelled on one side or other of chine and wouldn't travel in a straight line it would lay on one side and slightly travel in a curve then you had to keep turning the wheel till it picked up then flopped onto other chine.wemust have looked drunk driving it around the lake at planning speeds.
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    I’m going off this idea!!!! but will talk with my boat shop
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