Thankyou all for the observations. I had given some thought to the VCG along with the fore and aft trim. My thinking was that moving tanks and batteries forward, as well as a possible cabin or hard top would resolve some trim issues. As it is now, there is seating for eight in front of the engine and a porta-pottie under the deck.
I would hope something on the order of an Armstrong bracket would provide more stern bouyancy as well as lateral stability.
I suppose it sounds like I'm trying to convince myself (as well as you guys) that I'm doing the right thing. It's just that this boat looks to be just a big version of plywood OB runabouts I've had and built, only with a little more transom beam in proportion.
If anyone knows of a source dealing with the designing/building/installing of brackets of this sort, I'd like to know about it.
Thanks again - Rob W.http://mayea.com/photos/assorted/unknown6.jpg