Originally Posted by Silvertriton
Why is a bracket necessary? I would have tought that it may be easier to modify the transom and keep the weight further in, especially since it was originally balanced for an i/o?
Transom is far too high for outboards (on most boats this size, not just RIBs, there's no such thing as 48" shaft outboard
) and not built for the weight either. The pod ties the weights of the outboards into the hull stringers and puts them low enough to actually have the props below the V of the hull.