Tried the outboard again today with an inch block of wood under the clamps.
Really seemed to stop the splashing and hardly any water was poured from the bottom of the boat at the end!
So thanks for the advice on that
On another note, tried on my own for the first time.. Wow, the acceleration is unreal! Sports car like! Topping out at about 25mph on the GPS and a lot of fun.
Also tried with 3 adults, total weight 38 stone.. Still managed 20mph on the GPS! Is this unusually fast for 3 adults?? I expected a big reduction in performance adding the 3rd person but there was hardly any.
Maybe that's the difference between 15hp and 18hp Tohatsus..?