Originally Posted by wolfie
The Transom is notched down to a short shaft, yikes !!! , it scares me having so little above the water with the long shaft on, do you get much slop over the stern ?
First off, it wasn't my work, it came that way. It's my first RIB so lesson learned, I don't think I'd do it again by choice. Actually it's not too bad, you need to be a bit careful when slowing/stopping but it hasn't been much of a problem so far. In saying that it hasn't been out in anything particularly challenging either. One thing I will say is that it does get a bit wet when recovering it back on to the trailer as it doesn't take much of a wave to spill over the transom. I've just closed off the hull (which wasn't the easiest job with the motor mount so low) so fitting a drain sock is my next job.
In saying that, I'm assuming it's a short shaft as it's not as long as a long shaft.