Engine sits high when no one is aboard the boat. With me on board, it is at proper depth. Bracket raises 14 inches, enough for engine to be above the water even with crew on board. That was before the Albin inboard was removed and the bow water tank was filled.
I own "Narrow Escape", berthed in the Alamitos Bay Marina, Long Beach, CA.
I'm retired after a 40-year career as a journalist, the last 30 years at the Los Angeles Times. I now work intermittently as a disaster public information specialist for FEMA.