After months and months and months of research, searching, looking, poking and prodding...I have finally found the boat I'm going to purchase. It's a 1978 Newport MKII. There's good points and bad points to the boat, but all in all, it's in good shape. (Volvo MD7A low compression issues, which I'll be posting about soon). In the meantime, I've got to buy and install an outboard. Bear with me, I am a total newbie here and I just have some general questions. I know I can pop down to West Marine and probably have them answered, but you guys are all here and fairly friendly.
With an outboard bracket...is there any type of mount I can use temporarily without drilling into the transom?
If no and I have to drill holes, can this be done at the dock with a drill and the proper caulk, parts, etc?
The inboard MD7A runs, but rough and I must get the boat from San Francisco up to Suisun. I have a friend who will let me borrow his outboard, but I'll need to purchase a bracket. Or the other option is to find an outboard on craigslist, which I've seen several already....Any input would be great!