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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 11:35 pm 
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Has anyone put an outboard on a Feathercraft?
I have, but I wonder if there is a better way. I lashed a motor bracket with rachet tie downs around the hull of my Klondike and I was able to use a 2 stroke 2 hp Yahama ( 22 lbs ) I would like to build some type of better setup. Has any one done this? Longhaul/Klepper is well suited for motoring but all I've got is the Feathercraft.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:51 am 
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The Klondike mast step is fairly robust, I wonder if you could incorporate it with an aka to fabricate a motor mount?

Kayak motoring was all the rage in the 1930's in Germany and the ingenuity was remarkable. Then came the war and all that energy was dedicated elsewhere. Here is one example, a Sachs Fichtel 2-stroke made in 1938. The mount is a very clever crossmember that doubles as the air intake/silencer that has a bayonet fitting that accepts the motor itself.

http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/enoch ... /Sachs%202

Looking forward to what you come up with!

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