Originally Posted by lowpro
Had to look up "levering" and the example was - "the old man was levering his way up out of the chair" Makes sense now, gotta good laugh out of that one. I have been told the long shaft will create some stress on the transom glue and welds. Thanks for the tip on the Mini-Jacker and I will keep an eye on levering.
The Acti-V has a welded transom.
It will probably not be a concern, so long as the wood is kept from rotting. Zodiac used an aviation grade marine plywood for the transom, so it is very high quality and very strong, but if the coating is allowed to peel off, then the wood is unprotected.