I dont want a 250hp engine running 10k rpms possibly flopping around on back of my boat or on my back deck. I would rather it just go down and I file my insurance claim.
The idea is if it's attached to boat or jack plate it stays in one place...if it comes off without cable it can end up on deck or your lap running
Ok.....just so I'll know....
If you hit something hard enough to rip the HUGE bolts off the transom, or the jackplate, a cable is gonna save it?
I thought was what the "other" cables going to the motor were for. Ha!
I don't buy into it. I figure my Skeeter has an aluminum reinforced transom that runs up through the hull....if I tear something up that bad..it's simply a really bad day.