Originally Posted by bedajim
Yes I'm sure it does but how much compared to the 250 Etec sitting next to it?
I had a similar set up on the 6.5 and never had a problem.
The transom will be rated to take a certain weight, I know, but if its up to the maximum limit (I'm not saying that yours is) and your out riding over heavy chop an auxiliary bracket sticking out a foot or so, with a largish outboard attached, can't really be doing the transom any good due to the leverage forces being applied to it.
I would have thought that it would be much better bolted flush to the transom if space allows.
Or am I just being cynical ?