Outboard bracket flange

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I was wondering if anyone can tell me what this flange is for on my 25 ft sailfish. This boat originally came with 200hp Yamaha, but I repowered with 150 Suzuki. The fairings on the Suzuki bend split open twice so I am wondering if this is something specific to Yamaha
 

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Every Grady bracket has one of those..... not sure of the reason for it.
 

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I've never seen it, and my Grady bracket doesn't have it. A lot of motors get water spraying around the cowling, in certain speeds and conditions. Maybe it was to deflect that.
 

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I've never seen it, and my Grady bracket doesn't have it. A lot of motors get water spraying around the cowling, in certain speeds and conditions. Maybe it was to deflect that.
hmmm... mine has one. what year is your boat?
 

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Hmmmm Did some google searches. Late 90s up I don't see the lip. My 92 has one though. I assumed they all did. Maybe 2 stroke 4 stroke difference??
 

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Mine is a 1995. Original motors were 200 2 stroke Yamaha. I have 2021 150 4 stroke now. The oil pan fairings have ripped open twice. Just curious if those flanges might have anything to do with it
 

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I've never seen it, and my Grady bracket doesn't have it. A lot of motors get water spraying around the cowling, in certain speeds and conditions. Maybe it was to deflect that.
My 2000 228 bracket does not have one.
 

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I've never seen it, and my Grady bracket doesn't have it. A lot of motors get water spraying around the cowling, in certain speeds and conditions. Maybe it was to deflect that.
That's a good theory, too. Actually, probably more likely the answer than my thought since the bottom of the bracket is too high above the hull bottom to really be effective at helping hole shot.
 

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I seem to recall reading that those extensions were specific to the Springfield bracket and were only used with OMC motors.
 
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