[Rhodes22-list] Mounting an electric motor

Frank Goldsmith goldsmith.cf at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 07:38:37 EST 2021

Thanks, Shawn and Reuben, for your replies.  That’s encouraging to hear.  Sounds like I first just need to make sure my mount operates freely (both for the motor I have and the one I am pondering getting).  


> On Dec 15, 2021, at 1:04 AM, Shawn Boles <shawn.sustain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Frank:
> I have used the original rig for 10 years with my Torqeedo 1003 long-shaft.
> Occasionally I have to jiggle it a little when lowering.
> Cheers,
> Shawn
> s/v Sweet Baboo
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2021, 5:37 PM Frank Goldsmith <goldsmith.cf at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Listmates,
>> For any of you who have switched to an electric motor, like a Torqueedo,
>> did you mount it on the same motor mount as your gasoline motor?  I have
>> the GB motor mount with the pulleys for mechanical advantage, but it is
>> very stiff to operate even with the relatively heavy 8 HP Tohatsu mounted,
>> and I’m concerned that a Torqueedo would not have enough weight to let it
>> be lowered.  I’d welcome any input.
>> Thanks,
>> Frank
>> Frank Goldsmith
>> S/V Mary Bess (Rhodes 22 1985/2001)
>> Fairview, NC
>> Lake Keowee, SC

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