i know yours is a mariner as oposed to a merc salt water, which i fitted but as you say a newer engine and possibly fitted slightly higher on transom than it is ment to be. as i was told by sir Petrov to get best from her,
and i am a fat git to hoot,
there again boats differ in weight from day to day depends who chucks the resin at it on the day,,
+ the ranger console is by far a lot lighter than the discovery unit all adds up at the end
MY BIGGEST WORRY IS THAT MY WIFE(WHEN I"M DEAD)WILL SELL MY TOY'S FOR WHAT I SAID I PAID FOR THEM.