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#11383417 - 02/01/16 08:48 AM installing a sandwich plate?
KLAPPER Offline
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Registered: 09/10/15
Posts: 322
Loc: Jacksboro Texas
I just bought a Talon and I will be using a sandwich plate to install it to my lowe stinger, I have a 50hp mercury and I'm wanting to avoid taking it to the shop, has anyone ever installed one themselves? Any tips and tricks? Do I need to torque the bolts back to a certain spec? Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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#11383606 - 02/01/16 10:15 AM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: KLAPPER]
gary purdy Online   content
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Registered: 05/24/03
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Loc: Littlefield Tx & Lake A. H. US...
Easy install
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#11383618 - 02/01/16 10:23 AM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: KLAPPER]
Mike_Kelley Offline
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Registered: 11/07/13
Posts: 499
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas (Wolf Creek)
Lower your motor, put a block of woof under the skag
loosen all motor bolts to the end, but only remove one side at a time. Put your bracket on and put the bolts back in, then repeat other side.

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#11385731 - 02/02/16 08:16 AM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: KLAPPER]
steve@hydrodynamics Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 6786
Loc: Quitman,Tx
use a engine lift.
remove engine.
clean all silicone off transom
install new silicone ( i use 3m 4200)
install sandwich bracket.
install engine.
torque spec ? i tighten them till they don't move
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#11388177 - 02/03/16 05:59 AM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: steve@hydrodynamics]
John175 ® Online   content
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Registered: 10/21/05
Posts: 65909
Loc: Realville
Originally Posted By: steve@scp
use a engine lift.
remove engine.
clean all silicone off transom
install new silicone ( i use 3m 4200)
install sandwich bracket.
install engine.
torque spec ? i tighten them till they don't move


^^^This

I rented an engine lift.
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#11390603 - 02/03/16 10:17 PM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: KLAPPER]
Rubberdown Offline
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Registered: 05/17/15
Posts: 164
Loc: Houston, Tx
Just so I have an idea, I'm about to ask about having this done at the shop tomorrow as I have no time to do it myself. I'm assuming they should charge a few hours labor?

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#11390710 - 02/03/16 11:52 PM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: KLAPPER]
Flippin-Out Offline
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2073
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I would think 2 hours tops, having taken engines loose before myself. (I own my own engine hoist, so no rental required.)

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#11391465 - 02/04/16 10:50 AM Re: installing a sandwich plate? [Re: KLAPPER]
steve@hydrodynamics Offline
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Registered: 08/25/06
Posts: 6786
Loc: Quitman,Tx
only takes 30 minutes or so to install.

if they are wiring the unit up also, then it will take longer.
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