You could always use a motor mount that allows you to lift the motor a foot or so. A friend of mine uses one that is made of stainless steel tubing for the rails and the mount can slide up or down the rails. The rails are mounted permanently to the transom of the boat. A small block and tackle allows her to raise the motor easily, and it uses bolts to hold the engine slider in the various positions.
The only issue with the mounting rail system she uses is that the engine can't be turned any longer... the mount doesn't allow for it... my bad—since I designed it... but it works for what she needed.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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