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3 maybe 4 inches. My FIL out my CMC on while I was working one day and he didn't put it to the top of the transom. I have short transom anyway.
 

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It doesn't have any other holes. I guess I was just worried it would hurt the strength of the plate.
 

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I did mine exactly like you have yours and unfortunately I did have to drill new holes and put it at the top of the transom. I filled the old holes with some wood dowl(sp) with silicone and it worked out fine. Hope this helps.
 

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What about the holes in the boat? Just put bolts in them.
The bottom holes you could silicone and puts bolts back through. The top holes you could either silicone a thin piece of metal over them and then sandwich it on with the CMC or you could put a bunch of silicone on the CMC and hope it sits flat enough that it seals them off. I would silicone a thin piece of metal over them and sandwich it on.
 

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Depending on if u have room at the bottom of cmc now but I would try and remove the cmc and align as high as needed with transom, mark cmc to where existing holes hit and drill cmc and remount.

You can also block one up on the cmc just as you would on transom. Make sure it's bolted as well though.
 

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Wood dowels like stated above work well. Cut em short and take a punch and recess them about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and fill with silicone. Mine never leaked a drop.:thumb:
 

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What about the holes in the boat? Just put bolts in them.
It may cost a little to do this, but it is cleaner than patching holes and will allow you to use the existing holes you've already drilled into your transom. Take your CMC to an aluminum fabricator and have him weld you a 2 to 3-inch extension to the bottom of the CMC. You can then raise it up to the height you need on the transom and use the existing holes. I had to do this to mine when my dealer installed it incorrectly and it has worked just fine. Cost me roughly $75 to get the welding done.

 

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Or you could spend $50 and have the holes in you transom welded up and then you can mount it back the proper way. Won't have any problems and it will look right. Just my $.02
 
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