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On a tangent...I read that motorsailing can have stresses on the engine/trans/shaft mounting that aren't expected in the same way as just motoring.
When the boat is at rest, run lines across the interior of the cabin at a few spots in the general area of the engine. Then go sailing. When heeled over, are the lines still fairly tight? If not, the hull is flexing. What is happening to the motor mount, transmission & prop shaft during this hull flexing??? The more the flex the more you should be concerned with getting out of alignment during motorsailing, if heeling.