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Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« on: October 12, 2020, 05:54:34 PM »
Hello

 I recent  bought a 1984 sea ranger 17.. that have a worn out Garret ? kicker bracket.. I have send hours looking for fixed bracket.
I know salt boss is out of business.. But I cannot  find any information is where to buy a bite me bracket or any fixed kicker bracket.. I google and google  found lot of information how to install.. lot of the links ..but  most are out of date or no longer valid.
Where can  I order these thing.

Thank you for your help

Tom
 

Offline Allbay

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 06:06:57 PM »
Bite Me Too fixed kicker mounts can be found here:

https://m.facebook.com/pages/category/Automotive--Aircraft---Boat/BITE-ME-TOO-424923078018879/

I’ve seen fixed mount kicker brackets in Sherwood marine that looked like they had the right angle for the sponson mount.
2005 19' SR HT Honda 150

Offline blindmonkey

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 08:15:26 PM »
Email Biteme2@shaw.ca. Nice people I talked to them back in January and had one on my boat.
Lorne
2013 17' Sea Chaser, Honda 90, Yamaha F8 SOLD
1994 Sea Explorer, Mercury 60, SOLD

Offline amazing grace

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 08:26:26 PM »
doesn't Arima sell a factory unit?
1989 22' C-Dory Angler

Offline Liberty Call

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2020, 02:21:34 AM »
Yes.  Defiance Marine in Bremerton has fix brackets in stock for different size boats.  About $400.00.

Offline headduck

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 06:08:52 AM »
I see the arima bracket on the site for $700. Is it cheaper at the shop?

If not...
I bet we can have a shop fab a bunch of arima knock offs if we pull dimensions from an existing bracket?

Really its 2 plates and a tube...with powder coating, which for me is extra. Bare aluminum would be fine for my needs.

Stainless material is expensive but aluminum could be affordable.

If we could get half a dozen made maybe price goes down a bit..?
1987 17' Sea Ranger 2015 Mercury 115 2012 Evinrude 9.8
2003 19' Sea Ranger Skip Top 90 Honda

Offline blindmonkey

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 06:16:34 AM »
When I talked to Bite Me 2 in January their price was $450 for narrow and $500 for wide brackets. Powder coated and heavy constructed aluminum. That is Canadian $ so about 50% US $ of Defiance cost if their’s is $700
Lorne
2013 17' Sea Chaser, Honda 90, Yamaha F8 SOLD
1994 Sea Explorer, Mercury 60, SOLD

Offline Liberty Call

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 06:32:18 PM »
Headduck:  As I recall when I was there in Aug, I saw one that was $400.00.  Remember, they're a few different sizes which means different prices. 


I see the arima bracket on the site for $700. Is it cheaper at the shop?
 

Offline Tailout

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2020, 06:52:14 PM »
Are these bite me brackets the same bolt pattern as the factory? On the factory set up, if you back the bolts out, can you reistall with out digging out the fome on the inside.

Offline blindmonkey

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 06:27:10 AM »
I had to file the holes in mine slightly to match boat. Don’t know if that is common. Not a big deal.
Lorne
2013 17' Sea Chaser, Honda 90, Yamaha F8 SOLD
1994 Sea Explorer, Mercury 60, SOLD

Offline Tailout

Re: Bite me and salt boss fixed kicker bracket-where to buy?
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 07:31:26 AM »
Did the nuts on the inside stay in place, and you can run the bolts back in to them?

 

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