Hobie 16 Motor Mount – First Version
Category: Hobie 16, motor mount, electric motor, catamaran, sailboat
Problem: My dock is in a cove so I need to have a way of getting out to where there is open water and wind, so I need to have a way for an electric motor to be mounted to my Hobie.
Action: Since I was unsure about whether I was going to be keeping the Hobie, I decided to make a simple motor mount myself as opposed to buying one. I got a 2 x 4 to span both hulls aft of the trampoline, made a couple of connecting blocks that went from the trampoline support posts to the cross 2 x 4 that had a V in one end, that would sit up against the trampoline post and be secured with a rope.
Result: Worked OK
When idea was conceived: 7/25/2011
How much time it took to develop: 2 hours
How much money it took to develop: $5.00
Current status: Replaced
Since it was originally done: Replaced with version 2