Originally Posted by Searider
I think you'll be fine - subject to the repair of the sterndrive aperture being good.
My boat only has about 6" freeboard at the outboard.
I would also think that the weight in the stern will be much less than the 450kg engine you've removed. Heaviest outboard is about 300kg?
What's the distance between your blue and black lines?
Thanks for the feedback guys. Distance is 9.5". My SR6 and SRMN600 had even less freeboard and I did not ever see it as a problem. I have a Honda 150 ready to go on it now but may do a Yam 250, so heaviest OB on there will be less than 300kg for sure.
Here are a few more pics. One thing I need to find out is if the motor can be fully turned on either side when trimmed up (thanks for reminding me cgoing). The interior shot shows the knees. I would make a splashwell between the knees after I put in a floor. The black lines show what the cut would look like.