outbdnut2 wrote:Hopefully BRP will redesign some of the bigger fishing rigs to take the stress today's heavy, higher HP, motors put on the transom. I have two friends with Alumacrafts that are in the 17-18 foot range with around 100 HP on them where the transoms are self-destructing. I'm guessing they are about 10 -15 years old. One gets trailered a lot, the other stays by the dock and seldom sees a trailer. Both have been quoted several thousand dollars to fix. Maybe Alumacraft has already corrected this stress problem.
Well, this is disturbing news! I had not heard of this. Too bad, as the motors of today are so darn heavy, I think they really should address this. Most of my experience with Alumacraft has been in the older vintage hulls.