I'm getting a 6hp tohatsu.
I noticed there is damage to the fiberglass
in the front of the well where the bracket screws are tightened. Nice little circular shaped dent from all that pressure. Will probably just screw a 1/2" thick piece of marine plywood
onto where the bracket screws will be torqued on.
Also getting a sculling oar to fit on the transom. Partly for the exercise. That should make the admirals turn their heads watching some guy rowing a 28 ft sailboat like a gondola in Venice!
I have the oarlock and socket. Waiting on the oar. Looking for a nice piece of mahogany to bed
the socket into and glue onto the transom with 3m 5200. A sculling oar might come in handy some day. Redundant systems!