Originally Posted by hori
thinking about getting a hurricane rib, I would like to get one of these so I can assure my wife that the motor could never flip back into the boat if struck. We read about that freak accident awhile ago where someone hit a submerged log or something hard enough and the motor flipped back into the boat and killed someone mighty violently.
Outboard are locked down underway. The only way to raise it is via the power trim or a special trim release screw.
If you really hit a log underway at significant speed you are screwed. I wouldn't expect a rear bumper to protect you from striking a log. Depending on the size of the log the whole boat could flip, or you could shear off the lower unit, or any number of other bad (fatal) things could happen.
If you really want one I would expect you'd need to have it fabricated.