Fair enough. Looks like cutting down the transom is the way ahead in that case. We have nothing better suited right now.
I know it's bolted to the hull but it's entire weight is also resting on the top of the transom, rather than being raised off it and bolted. Obviously not possible with a "long shaft" on that transom as it will be further up again. Your transom must be for a 25" shaft, have you measured it ?
These pictures show some on file fitted without it resting on the transom. See what I mean ?
The last pic is of similar motor, nicked from another Ribnet thread on here discussing the same topic. Have a read of it.
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