Originally Posted by bazza
I know the engine is heavier than the Suzuki but what if I limited how much gear I carried would that make a difference? Or is the difference negligible?
I am sure Nos/Doggypaddle/RogueWave or one of the other searider gurus will be able to provide some specific comments but its not the effect on "total load" you need to be worried about - but rather the weight on the transom and the fact that all that weight is right at the back upsetting the balance.
Just how heavy is the new engine? I am guessing something silly like 150 kg. Moving gear forward will help rather than taking gear out. In terms of transom damage it may depend as much on your driving style (and if you like to get airbourne) and how its supported on the trailer as anything else.