How about installing a short beaching skeg on your hull, just deep enough to take the load off of your outdrive while at rest?
Might need to reinforce the hull to handle the skeg load, and watch to make sure you don't create cavitation issues on the props, but I've done similar successfully.
Originally Posted by fritzdfk
The drive can't go any higher. The top of the drive hits a rubber bumper. I can raise the drive slightly higher and compress the bumper a little but I think that is bad for the hydraulics.
As far as rain goes, yes it rains a lot here, Southeast Alaska. The boat of course would float twice a day and rainwater would be pumped out then.
I don't understand why a system would be designed like this. Perhaps on my boat the transom assembly was placed to low? I'll have to look at that the next time the boat is on it's trailer. I would assume that the cavitation plate should be placed slightly below the hull? Is there a standard?