Originally Posted by ddd333
I noticed the other day I have some hair line stress fractures on
either side of the outboard. My AB rib is only rated for 75hp but
currently has 90hp. Should I be concerned at this stage? Or is this
quite common and just something I should keep an eye on but not
worry about much? Do you guys suggest I gel coat over the cracks
to prevent water getting inside?
Any suggestions or advice is appreciated.
I will say something different.
Sure is not the best thing.
But tis is only the top cell of your boat.
Motor normally is relying on the stern , so if you can have a good look what is happening undernith , could be that this stress is not that realy important. .
I would not worry so much if there are not any more signs of damage internally.
Usually 75 and 90 hp motors have the same weight and they are many excamples internationally tha they dont give trouble and boats are calculated for much more weight!!