Re: [OMC-Boats] Why the weird port-side transom-hole offset?

From: BLDFW <bldfw@...>
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 14:04:58 -0700 (PDT)

Hey Lee,
I'm venturing off the quiz subject......... Are those step pads I see at the bottom outside transom??  If so, where can I get some?  I'd like to have some step pads for my Explorer in lieu of a latter hanging over the side!  What are you using for hand assist?
    Dallas, TX
    1970 Evinrude Explorer - V6 155 OMC

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   1. Re: Why the weird port-side transom-hole offset? (Lee Shuster)

So far, neither Ethan or Gregory have come close. Anyone else out their with other ideas? 
Should I provide some hints?
I'll wait till tomorrow and let you have some more time to mull it over.
And yes, all OMC Stringer sterndrives from 1962 to 1985 have this unique-weird "feature."  Regardless of boat or engine.
(It's difficult to visually detect with the outdrive leg in-place, as the prop-shaft does line-up on the hull's center-lined keel. But get out your rulers, I guarantee you'll measure the diff on the rubber boot.)

Okay, while we wait for warm boating weather to arrive (at least in most parts of the country) here's an OMC Stringer brain teaser...
In the pictures below of my '66 engine-less Sportsman, it's pretty obvious the transom hole is shifted to port.
Who can explain why?   The answer might just fool you.  Anyone remember exactly how much offset is required?

Lee Shuster
Salt Lake City
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