More Info About Aux Engines
I always thought that the transom was only designed for a maximum of a 10 horsepower motor. This information came from the operator's manual written before the 4 strokes came out. So I thought that the newer 4 stroke 9.9's would be too heavy for this boat...not so. As per Section I: OPERATION (page 8) there is a note that states: The auxiliary motor bracket available on some models is designed for up to 10 H.P. Do not use a larger motor.
I fabricated a much stronger motor bracket than what was available. So it's not the transom as the limiting factor, it's the bracket! (I was always wondering about the 10 H limit cause the transom is built like a tank like the rest of the boat!)