Originally Posted by two stroke mick
This failure begs the question what caused the failure. Bad driving? Bad design? Poor materials? Raising the engine by one bolt hole and as a result the engine is not sitting on the transom? Driving too hard sea when the wind was first 24 _ 27 kn?
How do I prevent such a failure again? (Don't say leave the rib in the shed.
IMO by having your engine unsupported from the last point on the transom face you have a fulcrum from that point. The engine when at power creates tremendous pressure pushing at the transom, over time it will create fatigue it's cast alloy after all and isn't good in shock scenarios such as you have there.
I feel for you though mick hope you get sorted.