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coldfuser
11-24-2016, 11:21 AM
Engaging the trolling motor pushing the boat forward causes the trolling motor to bend and hit the boat. I got this motor used so it seems maybe a bracket is missing or broken that normally holds the motor in place. Any tips on how to correct this behavior.

Thanks,
Backwards sailing boatman

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kimcrwbr1
11-24-2016, 11:38 AM
That looks like a bow mount motor what is the brand and model number?

coldfuser
11-24-2016, 12:24 PM
Model no BFL4S
Outboard Marine Corporation

kimcrwbr1
11-24-2016, 02:42 PM
http://www.boats.net/parts/search/OMC/TrollingMotorParts/1999/BFL4TPH/TRANSOM%20MOUNT%20STERN%20BRACKET/parts.html
I tried finding a transom bracket with no luck. This is the closest to your model I could find.

faztbullet
11-24-2016, 03:24 PM
The lower pan is on baxkwards,,,the plastic end is outside boat not inside...

coldfuser
11-24-2016, 09:11 PM
The lower pan is on baxkwards,,,the plastic end is outside boat not inside...

Either way doesn't impact the functionality, I've tried both.

coldfuser
11-24-2016, 09:12 PM
http://www.boats.net/parts/search/OMC/TrollingMotorParts/1999/BFL4TPH/TRANSOM%20MOUNT%20STERN%20BRACKET/parts.html
I tried finding a transom bracket with no luck. This is the closest to your model I could find.

The link didn't work for me. So I need to buy a new bracket?

kimcrwbr1
11-25-2016, 02:24 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TROLLING-MOTOR-BRACKET-TRANSOM-MOUNT-30lb-40lb-55lb-/222120469596?hash=item33b769645c:g:F6oAAOSwxp9W5Fw d&vxp=mtr
Something like this will work better for your boat just make sure it fits the tube size. ayou can probably cut your tube down also, use a tubing cutter so you dont cut any wires.

kimcrwbr1
11-25-2016, 02:42 AM
http://www.marineengine.com/newparts/part_details.php?pnum=OMC0325617
http://www.marineengine.com/newparts/part_details.php?pnum=OMC0398863
http://www.marineengine.com/newparts/part_details.php?pnum=OMC0306427
Just put a clamp on the shaft to adjust height you only need the prop about three inches below the water line.

coldfuser
11-25-2016, 01:19 PM
Ahh my existing motor had a transom bracket. Thanks, I'll work on that.

kimcrwbr1
11-25-2016, 07:24 PM
That motor has the 42 inch tube and is the pedal steering and 24 volts 1994-97.
B=bow mount F=foot pedal L=long shaft 4=24volts, not sure what the S stands for

coldfuser
11-26-2016, 06:13 AM
http://www.crowleymarine.com/johnson-evinrude/parts/49812.cfm?mdl=LUMW22
This looks like the oem parts. I'm not sure what is needed since the pictures are missing. Swivel bracket + clamp?

kimcrwbr1
11-26-2016, 06:42 AM
Yea I could not find the complete OMC assembly. You have the foot pedal steering correct? You just need a similar bracket that will clamp on the upper tube. Being a shallow draft boat you can probably just cut both tubes down so it would be practical it would take some work but doable. That motor is designed for a deep draft bow mount. Another possibility you could trade it for a transom mount just put a add on craigslist?

kimcrwbr1
11-26-2016, 07:01 AM
You can buy both tubes for fairly reasonable on ebay.

kimcrwbr1
11-26-2016, 07:22 AM
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Evinrude-Johnson-OMC-24-volt-scout-electric-trolling-motor-tube-adapter-36-/122212375032?hash=item1c746cd9f8:g:5pwAAOSwEeFU2ql k&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Evinrude-Johnson-OMC-electric-trolling-motor-steering-housing-tube-/112209917007?hash=item1a203b744f:g:rGcAAOSwmrlUra~ X&vxp=mtr
It looks like the mounting tube may be the same for 36 and 42 inch with different part number for the 48 inch tube.

faztbullet
11-26-2016, 10:44 PM
It 100% normal for the shaft to flex 2-3 inches when power is applied...also check the the swivel bearing as these are bad about balls falling out and making it sloppy.

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