Today i read a very interesting post from Rogue wave, about over engined seariders. He wrote he saw some of them with struts from the transom to the deck.
Now i don't really want to overpower my 470, but i really like the idea of 2x50HP on the transom. That's not much overpowered, but pretty heavy. Is the deck really that solid, so it's enough to put struts to the deck? I always thought they should go down to the hull/stringers. Although i could not find stringers, when looking into the hull through the big hole at the stern.
On the other side, maybe the deck is really that solid, since the force created by an expanding self righting bag should also be pretty heavy...
Rogue wave, would you think it is possible to mount 2x50HP (about 320-360lbs), by simply adding some struts from transom to the deck?
PS: I know the discussion about pro's and con's with twin engine setups, but i like them.