Originally Posted by monkey
No my original post states my intentions of stowing on the deck , i know there is no room on the transom.
Backup as i often go a few miles from where i launch and my car is ,to isolated tidal spots . So just feel a lot happier with it knowing i can get myself home to where i launched from if my main goes down and i dont have to bother the coastguard or try and make landfall somewhere to then be miles from my car etc. Makes alot of sense to me for the sake of a couple of hundered quid and and afew extra kilos
I hear what you are saying. In certain seas / tides / coastal locations you would be off your head to go to sea without a back up engine. Don't fancy the idea of an aux strapped to an airdeck if the sea kicks up when you are out in the brine tho!
I would go for 2 smaller outboards which can be simultaneously mounted on the transom if I were you or make or get fabricated a bolt on transom mount for the aux to be clamped to.
Failing that 'Gonna have to get a bigger boat'. I wasn't ready for the bigger boat so got the welder out and made a bolt on outrigger thingy me bobber to carry and deploywthe aux.
It ain't pretty but it works and gives a bit of peace of mind.