Originally Posted by beamishken
It will work just won't perform great, you may get some spray off the leg but as long as its not trying to fill the boat with water it shouldn't matter.
Couldn't you raise the transom a full 5" so the engine was the correct height?
Thanks for your reply B.
I slipped up with the measurements,I only allowed enough room with a bit of clearance for the steering rod cables.
I don't think the spray will be too much of a problem because the boat has a decent splashwell.(two holes for drainage)The freeboard is quite deep,so water getting on the deck I doubt will happen.
I've kept the engine weight down by using a 2000 25hp Johnson.
The boat is well balanced in the water,even when planing.There's not much roll,even at anchor.