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post #5 of Old 08-16-2010
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HyLyte's suggestion makes a lot of sense. When it gets rough, almost the entire rudder can be out of the water half the time. If you mount your motor on the transom - further aft than even the rudder - people are going to wonder if you're running an airplane. The weight back there will really mess up the boat's performance as well, even when it's not rough. Others have mentioned the hassle of having to get back there to run and control the motor. There isn't a lot to hold on to back there. In rough conditions, falling off would be a real possibility. Handling things from the cockpit would be a lot safer and smarter.
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