I do not have anything to offer, as far as mounting the OB on your boat, that hasn't already been suggested. I have done the same, removed the inboard and mounted an outboard
, on my boat.
I found the boat did not steer well at slow speeds. I believe, with the prop behind the rudder
, there was not enough water
flow to help at slow speeds.
The way I corrected this was to connect the steering
to the outboard
to so it turned as the rudder
turned. What a difference that made getting in and out of close quarters ( vectored thrust ).
I also was concerned about the prop while trying to enter an inlet with waves.
I got an extra long shaft outboard and then found a company that can extend the lower unit an extra 6 inches. Don't forget to seal the power head
getting in and also use a corrosion
block spray on the inside.
Most who advised me to not do this have not done it themselves. They for the most part mean well but could not offer any practical help.