At any rate...no need for me to have to worry if a heavy wave will crack it in half from the pressure.
Tony, you haven't been at Island Cove long enough.* When one or more (sometimes they come out in a line) of the 60-80 footers come out of the Yacht Club channel toward Harrison Bluff, you can get hit with a 6' wall of water beam on.* It is always good to secure loose items before venturing out.* Many of them slow down for no one.
When you change your orientation--that is the orientation of your motor mount, it would be good to cap the mount with some copper sheating.* It will place the open grain up to wick the water.* Since the pine is not treated, this really should be done.* Just bend a copper cap over and use copper nails to keep down galvanic action.