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In Reply to: Seahawk II Motor Mount fittings posted by rafter on March 25, 2004 at 13:56:52:
Have you found away to rig a motor mount on the back of the Seahawk II? I am thinking you maybe able to rig a sevylor motor mount to the oar locks.
Sorry about the delay in responding to this post, but no, I haven't been able to think of a way. And thats been bugging me for a while now. I was thinking of buying a trolling motor, but for the simple reason of not having any motor mount fittings, I haven't bought one yet.
Now I have been racking my brain for a while and taking recons through the neighborhood Lowes and Home Depots but haven't been able to come up with anything yet.
Does the Sevylor motor mount fit the Seahawk II? I really need to take some measurements this weekend.
I have also been thinking of attaching some kind of a transom to the end of the boat . There are two ways I can think of.
1. An 'J' shaped apparatus that when inverted hooks over the end of the boat.
2. a 'C' shaped apparatus that clenches around the end of the boat.
The J shaped apparatus when inverted, would stay in place simply by the weight of the motor.
The C shaped apparatus would fit more like a sleeve around the end and might have to be held in place by clamps. Also, if the fit is right these could be held in place before the boat is inflated and when the boat is inflated, the pressure of the inflated boat would then hold it in place.
Once I have some kind of a frame at the end of the boat, it would then be easier to attach another transom(read: plank) to which the motor attaches.
Any ideas on this?
The Sevylor MM3 mount does work on the Seahawk II. The armson the motor mount are adjustable and I attached them through the holes on the oarlock holders. I put a Honda 2hp outboard on the back and it works really well.
P.S. I made bench seats like the ones on the sea eagle and they work well. Just make sure to paint the wood and put some felt pads on the bottom of the board so it will not cut into the boat. also take the inflatable seat and put it under bench for extra rigidity. Enjoy
The Sevylor motor mount does have adjustable arms, but after I bought it I realised that they are not long enough to reach the 360 degree oarlocks on the Seahawk II, which are placed somewhere in the centre of the side tubes of the raft. The motor mount arms fall roughly a foot short. Did you by any chance fit it on the Seahawk Sport 400? That particular model has the appropriate fittings.
If you meant that you fit them through the flexible rubber oar holders, I would appreciate it if you could send me instructions on how you did that.
I have already bought the motor mount, but am trying to figure out a way to fix it on the raft. I don't have very many tools to work on any kind of attachments.
I too made the bench seat like the Seaeagle type. I'm now thinking of attaching the motor mount to that. Then I'll tie the seat to the central oarlocks.
I'd appreciate any help on this.
What did you pay for the 2 h.p. motor?
I have a Seahawk II and have made a motor mount for my trolling motor, it works great and is easy to install.
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