Originally Posted by kaman
Having studied a few YouTube videos of similar Honwaves on the move in the chop the splash up at the rear comes up to the underside of the rear carry handles.
I have found the sea is in constant change ..even in a calm day. From my experience of SIBS..they are "wet" boats so expect water over the sides. It doesn't remain at a level below the side trims on the boats..not on my boats anyhoo. That is why it is also important to have a means of bailing it out with a bucket or self bailers etc.
I dont have any photos of waves coming over the sides..but this photo shows a bit of spray being thrown up on a calm day..with no swell or white caps. The front of my boat on the plane is a lot highter than the rear end ..so I suspect you might get waves hitting..not only your bracket but also your engine cover.
A big wave.. hitting that size of surface area.. plus the leverage of the side arm mounted to a ply transom ... might just burst the wood ?
As mentioned..I could very well be wrong.. but satisfy yourself that everything is ok..in safe waters first.
Bass Stalker..its a 3.3 Mariner 2 strokes. Standard shaft..and it pushes it along great at displacement speed.. ideal for trolling lures for mackerel or pollack .. oh..and I sometimes accidentally get sea trouts too... although they are always put back