Have you looked in the archives for the powerhead question? There has
been extensive questions about this in the past. I personally would
not modify - kills the warranty and you are your own all the way.
There is no problem with a rear mounted TM at the same time an
outboard is also attached. You will probably want to make sure it is
properly braced to not damage the transom. On my PB, the TM would not
fit where the outboard goes. The length for the TM mountings on the
PB was too wide. I don't know if newer models of PB have been changed
to accomodate this PB oversight (in my opinion). I use an Endura 30
so your measurements may be different. Maybe other PB'ers on the
board can be more specific.
Enjoy your boat.
--- In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, "boatman651" <boatman651@...> wrote:
> Just a quick question for the mechanical/technical wizards out
> I'm seriously thinking of getting a 12' PB this year and am
> if the 4 hp nissan/tohatsu OB can be modified (easily & reasonably
> enough) to bring it up to 5 or 6 hp specs. As you may have guessed
> am wanting to have the versatility of the built-in fuel tank as
> as the option of using the remote tank. My understanding is that
> are the same power heads with different specs on the carbs/jets
> give them the increase in HP. Is this indeed true? It would be nice
> to have the option of leaving the remote fuel tank at home when I'm
> heading out for just a quiet night on the local reserviour but
> bringing it along for those weekend trips.
> Another question; will a porta-bote transom accept an electric
> troller (I'm thinking of getting a MinKota Maximizer) if the gas
> kicker is already mounted on the center transom plate? I know a bow-
> mount plate is available but I'd prefer to stick with a transom
> troller for those waters where it is electric only. Being able to
> mount the electric to the right or left of the kicker would be
> Can this be done?