Originally Posted by Locozodiac
Check if that wooden mount flexes sideways when giving full power with aux sitting on it.
If central engine dosen't want to go on a straight course, you must play rotating trim tab under anticav plate untill boat goes straight. Probably will need a little help by tighten a bit the steering friction nut as to achieve a more steady steering.
I meant that the sib wouldn't go straight at slow speeds due to the tide and chop knocking it off course.
I do a lot of trolling and my tiller arm works like a fiddlers elbow to keep it relatively lol!
My mount is 50 mm 3mm thick box section mounted to 4mm sheet steel.
I have used 4xm12 stainless bolts through the transom to secure.
Large square stainless washers on outside and inside as well.
Sealed it with sikaflex.
The plate that is mounted on the inside of the transom is almost half the size of the transom to help spread the load.
I have mounted the engine and gave it a bit of o lean on to check for play.
Not a bit!
It I'd very robust and I don't envisage any issues with it handling the lightweight aux.
Time will tell when I get it on the sea.
You can see the bolts in the pictures.