Not been out in the boat yet between one thing and another. I am aware i may need to raise the engine slightly to stop the spray that is common to these boats over the transom . I have a suitable piece of wood cut that will raise 1.5" , but do i need to fix this block to the transom or can i just place it on and tighthen the engine down ?
Second question, i plan to tie my fuel tank down under the seat where there are some fixing points but where do i tie down my backup engine , a 3.5 two stroke. I have a padded carry bag for it but there isnt really any suitable fixing points. Can i just glue some strap things down to the airdeck such as this PVC Inflatable Boat Dingy Seat Retaining Strap Patch
Or is this a bad idea as they could rip out damaging the airdeck ?