Originally Posted by ajs73
thanks for the replies all.
before i do the 'right' thing and bolt it on, does anyone know what the transom is made of on a honwave sib? if it is solid material then presumably there is no need to put sealant round the bolt holes to stop water ingress?
The engine wont be removed every use but probably on and off every couple of days when we are on holiday.
If your taking it on and off I wouldn't worry, just clamp it on tight, secure the thumb turns together with something like a cable tie (that's what ive seen the RNLI do on there inflatables) and tie a rope to the OB and to the transom.
That's what I do with mine and I've never had trouble.
Would be a pain to assemble and dismantle if you've got to undo bolts.
The transom will be marine ply and possibly coated in fibreglass.
If you do drill it I would seal it with sikaflex.