Thought about that and here are my reservations: I'm afraid I might snap the skeg off. Did you just lay the lumber on the ground and lower the skeg on to it? Also how did you remove and then reapply the sealant around the holes in the transom? The factory laid a bead of black sealant all around the existing motor mount.
Thanks for the reply.
I did just lay the boards on the ground and rest the skeg on them. I didn't put any sealant back on them. I figured as tight as I would get the bolts, very little, if any, water could seep through there. I'm sure once you got the bolts backed out and the motor far enough away from the transom to slide the bracket in you could take a putty knife and scrape the old silicone away and apply some fresh. You're going to smear it when inserting the new bracket, but some of it would probably stay in place. It's worth a try.