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    Default Rail kits on I/O's?

    How come you never see them?

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    Good question , with some measurements we can easily rewrite cad to facilitate that mounting I suspect, we have already done this for Vdrives as well as Jets and non traditional installs Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetboatperformance View Post
    Good question , with some measurements we can easily rewrite cad to facilitate that mounting I suspect, we have already done this for Vdrives as well as Jets and non traditional installs Tom

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    im running 1200 hp, those through bolted angle pieces look wimpy com paired to rails, I want to do this.

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    My Eliminator has the stock Mercruiser L angle mounts. I was told by Boatmasters, who do my drive service, that that type of mount is necessary to insure the engine remains in alignment with the drive, as they are adjustable. This being necessary, as part of the drive service includes checking engine/drive alignment with a tool inserted from the transom in to the drive spline of the engine.
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    Engine to outdrive alignment is critical in these applications so the adjust-ability is a must.Typically Rail kits are a "fixed" style mounting that can't be adjusted so that's why you don't see them. Some real strong aluminum L brackets bolted to the stringers along with the rear mounting of the engine to the drive is strong enough to hold quite a bit of power.

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    I understand, but having rails on the stingers where the front "L" brackets attach and some kind of lockdown for the rear after alignment would be cool. Seems like you adjust with the front, and things pivot on the rear. Locking the front and rear after adjustment would be nice, and the added stringth to your stringers with the rail should be a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx14 View Post
    im running 1200 hp, those through bolted angle pieces look wimpy com paired to rails, I want to do this.
    Regularly support that and more and "adjustments" can easily be accomplished to accommodate alignment concerns

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    Here is what mine turned out like
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