The advantages of an outboard motor bracket:

Less draft - The bracket adds additional displacement (floatation) which helps to support the weight of the outboard motors. The outboards can also be mounted higher on the bracket than if it was mounted directly on the transom, reducing drag.

More cockpit space - Without the motors hanging on the transom there's no rigging or motor cowling encroaching into the cockpit. No motor well and no need for a secondary transom bulkhead.

Better performance - You have the cockpit room of a much larger hull with the lighter weight and less wetted surface of a smaller hull. The higher outboard mounting position and decreased drag makes the boat easier for the outboards to push. This equals faster speeds and more fuel efficiency.

Safety - The full heighth transom gives you peace of mind with reduced possibility of water coming over the stern, even when backing down in heavy seas.

Less noise - With the outboard motors further away from the helm and separated by the transom, it's quieter.

Better water access - A ladder mounted to the bracket lets you use the bracket like a swim platform.

Fiberglass construction, reinforced with Aluminum angle at the corners, is stronger and more durable then an all-aluminum design. Plus, it's color matched the the hull with the same gel coat finish.
Eastward Boats inc.
Same 4108 Stitch Mat Cloth used to build the hull.
56@ SS 1/2" bolts Through-Bolted to
the transom.
1/4" Aluminum angle encapsolated in the corners for additional support.
1 1/2" Coosa stringer, glassed inside
of each bracket and Through-bolted
to the hull with alum angle.
One-piece flat fiberglass swim platform.
New, Improved, Fiberglass brackets provide more displacment and allow for mounting the outboards higher out of the water.
Original aluminum brackets.
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