Does anyone have any experience with putting a small engine on the side of a c-ski 440? I have a 40hp yammie on the back and I would like to put a 2hp seagull engine that I inherited on the side. It won't take you anywhere fast, but if the engine cuts then the engine would be able to slowly take you home. The torque on that thing is amazing! Anyway the engine is super light.
I know weight distribution could be an issue, but is there a common way that guys counterbalance it when they do this?
I bought mine in Struisbaai and have since put a console on it. The previous owner Marius gave it more stability by putting foam on the sides and at the stern of the boat. Essentially I think he was trying to make it as wide as the 444.
I'd have to take some of the foam of the stern to mount the engine, but I'd like to hear your opinions before I consider doing that.
Here's a pic of the boat shortly after I put the console on. I can't wait until she's ready this week