I have an old MD2B
that is in great shape (hardly used in 40yrs). The PO had the engine
brackets bolted right to the bearers so the whole boat
vibrated like mad when motoring. I recent removed the engine
to clean it up, repaint it and add engine mounts. However, the mounts are too big to fit on the current
bearers, and I’m unable to cut the bearers down on the aft end to get the mounts in place with the current
brackets (just no possible room). So I need to make new engine brackets. While the engine will be in the same place, it will no longer sit on the bearers but more so hang from them. Does anyone know if that will cause me issues? See pics for the current and future engine mounts so you can picture how this will have to go.