Recovering an ODOM
Here is a bracket that engages the sidestay of an ODOM sail boat. It holds the tug fast until you decide to let
go by reversing away from the sail boat.
With the stock motor and prop and a seven cell
battery, it is difficult
to turn opposite the engaged side. Strait travel is possible. The optional
4-blade prop with a 7-cell battery is recommended for this little tug to handle
|This is a bracket made of clear plexiglas.
It can just as easily be a clever pair of swing arms that can be retracted
when not in use.
|The leading edge and points of the
outriggers have been rounded with sandpaper and polished to prevent
scratches to the Odom.
|The bracket is screwed to the top of the
bullwarks with #8 stainless screws. No further reinforcement is
|Ever searching for more power, I've found
a prop that may provide the push that the ODOM requires. Testing will
|Here is a printable image of the bracket
template and bending angle for the outriggers. Enlarge it until it matches
the shown dimensions. Enjoy!