My larger than expected 15 hp motor on our 12 ft dinghy came close to ripping the transom off and making Chris Pilling wade back to shore. I’m glad it held together as he’d still be bitching about that. So Dave showed up and welded in a much improved over new transom. And without any plywood to rot out in a few years. Yeah, I’m hoping it last a few years. This is not the boat that you want to bang into rocks, as it’s paper thin.