Bolting the motor to the transom works. I did one 10 years ago with the
motor bolted as high as the mount holes allowed. With a 28 cleaver, it ran
in the mid 90's. A 15" center would really be sweet on that rig. The
handling would improve tremendously. As you go closer to the transom, you
don't have to run the motor as high. That will help the situation from
where you are. The boat will run in the 90's with the prop shaft 1
1/2" below the pad. The handling and balance will be good with the
engine at that height.
Try some of these and see how your boat goes.
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