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US1704303A
US1704303A US270871A US27087128A US1704303A US 1704303 A US1704303 A US 1704303A US 270871 A US270871 A US 270871A US 27087128 A US27087128 A US 27087128A US 1704303 A US1704303 A US 1704303A
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    • B63HMARINE PROPULSION OR STEERING
    • B63H20/00Outboard propulsion units, e.g. outboard motors or Z-drives; Arrangements thereof on vessels
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  • My present invention relates to brackets for outboard engines, and is a modification of the structures illustrated, described and claimed in my prior and copending applica- 6 tions, Ser. No. 183,495, filed Apr. 13, 1927, and Ser. N 0. 249,269, filed January 25, 1928, as well as being an improvement over said structures.
  • An important object of the present inven- 10 tion is the provision of an outboard engine bracket which is inexpensive to manufacture, light in weight, and of a size to be conveniently stored when not in use.
  • bracket produced as above briefly outlined is rigid, strong, compact, and is possessed of many of the advantageous features of the brackets described in said copending applications, viz, such as the safety factor of ten to one, a feature whose value will be instantly understood and appreciated by those skilled in this art.
  • a further advantageous feature which is present in this bracket construction is the deflection of the exhaust gases, soot, and the like from direct contact with the boat or vessel on which the engine is utilized. This is an important consideration, since, when utilizing an outboard engine or motor on a boat with white or light paint, the finish becomes quickly soiled, marring the appearmethod of application and operation, 1
  • brackets When the bracket is attached to the side of a vessel, the outboard engine attached thereto may be swung on its own pivot, by means of its tiller or tiller ropes, in order to properly position the engine for eflicient forward propulsion of the vessel.
  • I may also utilize the arcuate bottom edge of the bracket, permitting attachment to boats having rounded sterns, which is a decided advantage.
  • Fig. 1 is a plan view of the quarters. and 75 stern of a',boat with my novel brackets attached at a plurality of points;
  • Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view illustrating the integral tongue and arm, and socket construction, and method of application to a hull;
  • Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the bracket in position, illustrating the method of attaching the outboard engine clamps thereon;
  • Fig. 4 is a perspective view, on an enlarged scale, of the bracket.
  • bracket and an outboard engine are mounted at the stern of the boat, and at B they are mounted at the side.
  • another engine and bracket maybe mounted on the port side as well ason the. starboard side, or the engine could be mounted on the sides only and not the stern, or at the stern alone.
  • the present invention comprises a plurality of socket members 2 afiixed to the boat 1 by lag screws 3 or the like. These sockets are preferably partially imbedded in the hull, as illustrated, for great strength, neatness of appearance, and permanence.
  • a plate 5 is provided,'preferably constructed of metal, the-same being provided with a plurality of spaces 6, for
  • This tongue 12 is adapted to. slide into and engage the upper socket member 2, and will be held. therein by the Weight of the bracket and the engine attached thereto. are preferably arranged in a triangular position on the hull, a single socket member 2 being provided for the tongue 12, and two sockets being arranged below this upper socket 2, to receive the tongues 13, formed integral with the arms 15, which arms are in turn formed integral with the plate 5.
  • the bottom of the plate 5 is formed arcuate, as illustrated at 14';
  • the arms 15 being shorter than the arm 11, the bottom-of the plate 5 will be inclined toward the hull of the boat at a predetermined fixed angle, and due to the rounded or arcuate tormation of the bottom of the plate, the same is adaptable toboats having rounded sterns,
  • the angle of the arms '15 and arm 11 relatively to the plate 5, as well as the angle of the tongues 13 and 12 relatively to the arms 15 and 11, can be
  • the dra incidental to fixed propellers is eliminate another feature of interest and-value.
  • the engine 17 is illustrated attached to the bracket, and turned on its own pivot, by means of its tiller 18, i a direction to afford greatest propulsion to the boat 1, viz, at right angles to the bracket.
  • the engine 19 is aflixed to the bracket and is illustrated as driving straight ahead.
  • tiller ropes may be utilized instead of the tillers illustrated, thus rendering control of the outboard engines easier, particularly when the boathas a high freeboard and the bracket is set considerably below the rail.
  • An outboard engine bracket compris- I ing a plate, a plurality of arms of varying length integral with said the ends of saidiarms, an sockets adapted to be afiixed to the hull of a boat to receive said tongues.
  • An outboard engine bracket comprising a plate, a plurality of arms of varying length integral with'said plate, tongues integralwith the ends of said arms, and socketsadapted to be-aflixed to-the hull of a boat to receive said tongues.
  • An outboard engine bracket comprising a plate, a plurality of arms of varying length integral with said plate and set at a predetermined angle to said plate, ton es integral with the ends of said arms an set at a predetermined angle to said arms, and
  • An outboard engine bracket comprising a plate having an arcuate bottom edge, a plurality of armsof varying le h inte- 15 gral with said plate, the arms ad acent to said arcuate bottom edge being shorter than the arms elsewhere on said plate, said arms being set at a predetermined angle to said plate, tongues integral with the ends of said 2 arms and set at a predetermined angle to said arms, and sockets adapted to be aflixed to the hull of a boat to receive said ton es.

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March 5, 1929.
L. T; SAVAGE OUTBOARD ENGINE BRACKET Filed April 18, 1928 Patented Mar. 5, 1929.
UNITED STATES- PATENT OFFICE.
MLEWELLH T. SAVAGE, F BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, ASSIGNOR TO JOHN M. REYES AND LAURA H. REYES, BOTH OF CONCORD, MASSACHUSETTS.
ou'rnonnnrmema BRACKET.
Application filed April 18, 1928. Serial No. 270,871.
.My present invention relates to brackets for outboard engines, and is a modification of the structures illustrated, described and claimed in my prior and copending applica- 6 tions, Ser. No. 183,495, filed Apr. 13, 1927, and Ser. N 0. 249,269, filed January 25, 1928, as well as being an improvement over said structures.
An important object of the present inven- 10 tion is the provision of an outboard engine bracket which is inexpensive to manufacture, light in weight, and of a size to be conveniently stored when not in use.
In my said prior and copending applica- 16 tions, 1 have illustrated two types of outboard engine brackets having adjustable and pivoted arms, of varying length, and with pivoted tongues on their outer ends to fit in sockets attached to the external hull of a 2 boat or vessel. Under the present building programs for boats, however, there is a tendency toward standardization of construction, so that a great many boats of one size, shape, design, style and contour will 2 be produced. Another object of the present invention, therefore, is to provide a bracket which likewise will be standardized as to construction, in such manner that adjusta bility of arms and pivoting of the tongues will not be necessary, the length of the arms,
and the pitch or angle of the tongues being predetermined for a given class of boats or vessels, and the entire outboard engine bracket being then cast as a unit. It will be instantly apparent that this results in a great saving in manufacturing expense, as
well as eliminating the time heretofore re quired in assembling these brackets. The bracket produced as above briefly outlined is rigid, strong, compact, and is possessed of many of the advantageous features of the brackets described in said copending applications, viz, such as the safety factor of ten to one, a feature whose value will be instantly understood and appreciated by those skilled in this art.
A further advantageous feature which is present in this bracket construction is the deflection of the exhaust gases, soot, and the like from direct contact with the boat or vessel on which the engine is utilized. This is an important consideration, since, when utilizing an outboard engine or motor on a boat with white or light paint, the finish becomes quickly soiled, marring the appearmethod of application and operation, 1
ance of the boat, unless in novel outboard engine brackets are utilize When the bracket is attached to the side of a vessel, the outboard engine attached thereto may be swung on its own pivot, by means of its tiller or tiller ropes, in order to properly position the engine for eflicient forward propulsion of the vessel.
In the present bracket, I may also utilize the arcuate bottom edge of the bracket, permitting attachment to boats having rounded sterns, which is a decided advantage.
The above and other objects of the invention, features, details of construction, advantages and combinations, will be hereinafter more fully pointed out and claimed.
Referring to the drawings, illustrating a preferred embodiment of my present invention,
Fig. 1 is a plan view of the quarters. and 75 stern of a',boat with my novel brackets attached at a plurality of points;
Fig. 2 is a cross-sectional view illustrating the integral tongue and arm, and socket construction, and method of application to a hull;
Fig. 3 is a vertical sectional view of the bracket in position, illustrating the method of attaching the outboard engine clamps thereon; and
Fig. 4 is a perspective view, on an enlarged scale, of the bracket.
Referring now to the drawings for a particular description of the invention, and its designates a vessel or boat, the quarters and stem only showing, and at A and B are illustrated two positions for my device. At A the bracket and an outboard engine are mounted at the stern of the boat, and at B they are mounted at the side. If desired another engine and bracket maybe mounted on the port side as well ason the. starboard side, or the engine could be mounted on the sides only and not the stern, or at the stern alone.
The present invention comprises a plurality of socket members 2 afiixed to the boat 1 by lag screws 3 or the like. These sockets are preferably partially imbedded in the hull, as illustrated, for great strength, neatness of appearance, and permanence. A plate 5 is provided,'preferably constructed of metal, the-same being provided with a plurality of spaces 6, for
lightness of weight, although a solid plate may be utilized if desired. Positioned in two of the apertures 6, and adjacent to the 'top of the plate, are a pair of blocks 7, 7,
arm 11, and on its free end this arm has an integral tongue 12. This tongue 12 is adapted to. slide into and engage the upper socket member 2, and will be held. therein by the Weight of the bracket and the engine attached thereto. are preferably arranged in a triangular position on the hull, a single socket member 2 being provided for the tongue 12, and two sockets being arranged below this upper socket 2, to receive the tongues 13, formed integral with the arms 15, which arms are in turn formed integral with the plate 5.
Thus the entire plate 5, arm- 11 and tongue 12, arms 15 and tongues 13, can be cast in a unit, the arm 11 being cast in a predetermined angle to the plate 5, andthe tongues 13 being cast in a predetermined angleto the arms 15. The simplicity of this structure will instantly appeal to those skilled in this art. I
The bottom of the plate 5 is formed arcuate, as illustrated at 14'; The arms 15 being shorter than the arm 11, the bottom-of the plate 5 will be inclined toward the hull of the boat at a predetermined fixed angle, and due to the rounded or arcuate tormation of the bottom of the plate, the same is adaptable toboats having rounded sterns,
a feature which is important, as it has-not been possible, so faras I am aware, to heretofore apply an outboard engine to a rounded stern in a practicable manner,
Also, in view of the standardized construction of boat hulls, the angle of the arms '15 and arm 11 relatively to the plate 5, as well as the angle of the tongues 13 and 12 relatively to the arms 15 and 11, can
be predetermined, and cast in this predetermined form, an extremely important feature of savlng and economy of manufacture.
I have discovered that, by my .present' of a-pp'roximatelyten to one is obtained,
being provided to retain These socket members 2 thus insuring against any damage or injury otherwise due to the thrust of theengin'e.
It will thus be apparent that'I have devised a novel outboard engine bracket, possessed of numerous advantage and efliciency. This bracket is readily attachable and detachable, and when the engines and brackets are removed, they may be stowed on board The boat in a small space, which is an advantage not enjoyed when a fixed power plant is utilized on the interior of the boat. Also the odors, danger and nu;
morons disadvantages incident to fixed power plants within the boat are eliminated. and thus the safety factor of my present device is greatly increased, and will be appreciated by boat owners and yachtsmen in general.
Also, when detached and the boat used simply. for a sailing craft, the dra incidental to fixed propellers is eliminate another feature of interest and-value. I In Fig. 1 at B, the engine 17 is illustrated attached to the bracket, and turned on its own pivot, by means of its tiller 18, i a direction to afford greatest propulsion to the boat 1, viz, at right angles to the bracket.
At A, Fig. 1, the engine 19 is aflixed to the bracket and is illustrated as driving straight ahead. -It will be appreciated that tiller ropes may be utilized instead of the tillers illustrated, thus rendering control of the outboard engines easier, particularly when the boathas a high freeboard and the bracket is set considerably below the rail.
While I have necessarily illustrated and described my present invention somewhat in detail, it will be appreciated that I may vary the size, shape and arrangement of parts within reasonably wide limits without departing from the spirit ofthe invention.
My invention is further described and defined in the form of claims as follows:
1. An outboard engine bracket, compris- I ing a plate, a plurality of arms of varying length integral with said the ends of saidiarms, an sockets adapted to be afiixed to the hull of a boat to receive said tongues.
g 2. An outboard engine bracket, comprising a plate, a plurality of arms of varying length integral with'said plate, tongues integralwith the ends of said arms, and socketsadapted to be-aflixed to-the hull of a boat to receive said tongues.
(plate,tongues on 3. An outboard engine bracket, compris= predetermined angle to said plate, tongues integral with the ends of said arms, and sockets adapted to be afiixed to the hull of a boat to recelve said tongues.
5. An outboard engine bracket, comprising a plate, a plurality of arms of varying length integral with said plate and set at a predetermined angle to said plate, ton es integral with the ends of said arms an set at a predetermined angle to said arms, and
,sockets adapted to be aflixed to the hull of a boat to receive said tongues.
6. An outboard engine bracket, comprising a plate having an arcuate bottom edge, a plurality of armsof varying le h inte- 15 gral with said plate, the arms ad acent to said arcuate bottom edge being shorter than the arms elsewhere on said plate, said arms being set at a predetermined angle to said plate, tongues integral with the ends of said 2 arms and set at a predetermined angle to said arms, and sockets adapted to be aflixed to the hull of a boat to receive said ton es.
In testimony whereof, I have signe my name to this specification.
LLEWELLYN T. SAVAGE.
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US2757888A (en) * 1952-10-10 1956-08-07 E F Vilter Sales Inc Supporting assembly for outboard motors
US3061250A (en) * 1960-07-05 1962-10-30 Outboard Marine Corp Transom mounting for an outboard motor
US4448387A (en) * 1982-09-13 1984-05-15 Gilbreath James C Outboard motor support bracket
US4545559A (en) * 1984-05-09 1985-10-08 Gilbreath James C Outboard motor support bracket
US4911395A (en) * 1988-02-19 1990-03-27 Jones Jr John M Motor block for outboard motor with power tilt and trim apparatus
US5409409A (en) * 1991-01-04 1995-04-25 Outboard Marine Corporation Marine apparatus
US20050011429A1 (en) * 2003-07-14 2005-01-20 Timothy Fleming Accessories for boats and systems and methods for installation and removal of such accessories
US20090170384A1 (en) * 2007-07-02 2009-07-02 Brunswick Corporation Support system for a marine propulsion device
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US2757888A (en) * 1952-10-10 1956-08-07 E F Vilter Sales Inc Supporting assembly for outboard motors
US3061250A (en) * 1960-07-05 1962-10-30 Outboard Marine Corp Transom mounting for an outboard motor
US4448387A (en) * 1982-09-13 1984-05-15 Gilbreath James C Outboard motor support bracket
US4545559A (en) * 1984-05-09 1985-10-08 Gilbreath James C Outboard motor support bracket
US4911395A (en) * 1988-02-19 1990-03-27 Jones Jr John M Motor block for outboard motor with power tilt and trim apparatus
US5409409A (en) * 1991-01-04 1995-04-25 Outboard Marine Corporation Marine apparatus
US20050011429A1 (en) * 2003-07-14 2005-01-20 Timothy Fleming Accessories for boats and systems and methods for installation and removal of such accessories
US20060207492A1 (en) * 2003-07-14 2006-09-21 Timothy Fleming Accessories for boats and systems and methods for installation and removal of such accessories
US20090170384A1 (en) * 2007-07-02 2009-07-02 Brunswick Corporation Support system for a marine propulsion device
US20160230636A1 (en) * 2015-02-10 2016-08-11 Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG Support unit for supporting an exhaust system of a vehicle
US10190473B2 (en) * 2015-02-10 2019-01-29 Eberspächer Exhaust Technology GmbH & Co. KG Support unit for supporting an exhaust system of a vehicle
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