Right I have a old school tornado 5.5m that had twin 60hp Mercury elpto's one died so just removed engines and about to buy a single.
Weight wise the boat is rated for 180kgs - 190kgs so I have been looking for a yami hdpi 150 or a optimax 150.
Just about to buy one or the other and was stripping off the old outboards and realised 2 things
1) lots of holes in transom that need to be filled (old engines also have locks on bolts for securing)
2) elephants trunk now in the way
So I have a frp company and a couple of laminators so I can get these filled but a little worried about outing a 187kg lump on the back and the transom postage stamping and failing when under load.
I can obviously get a bloody good hole repair on the old elephant trunk hole but still a little worried
Anyone got any experience or advice???