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HELP - Can Motor Mount Bolt Ever be Too Tight????????

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New boat - just going over a few things after before yesterday's trip to the lake and for some reason I decided to check the 4 motor mount nuts. They were not loose but they were not very tight either. I tightened them down some - just so they were difficult with my grip at about 6" on the wrench handle - I would guess around 35 - 40 #'s of torque. I don't want to overtighten them - is there any reason they should not be tightened even more. If anyones has specific torque values that would be even better. Thanks - I appreciate it! Paul

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are they lock nuts or not? If it makes you feel any better mine is an old 40HP evinrude and it just uses the screws in front of the motor I would imagine it depends on size of motor and type of transom fiberglass vs aluminum

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If you tightened them until you couldn't tighten them anymore without a cheater bar I think you'll be just fine.

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