Hey everyone. Been browsing here for awhile, first time posting. I've got a 1978 Seaway 23 straight inboard that I have owned for a few years. It's been passed around a few times over it's life and it shows. Most recently I cut the wheelhouse off of the boat. It was homemade and very rough, and was starting to rot. The boat originally had a cuddy on which the wheelhouse was built. The boat has an old Nissan SD-33 diesel in it, and when I bought it there was a very large home-built bare plywood engine box, which I rebuilt in glass over ply. This was obviously not the original engine, and due to the size of the engine and box, which can not get any smaller, you needed to be a contortionist to access the cabin. I have never had any use for a cabin on such a small boat, and I view it as taking up valuable deck/ fishing space, so I've decided to make the boat a center console, remove the old diesel with very poor power-to-weight, and replace it with an outboard and custom bracket. I hope to add pictures of the boat soon and during the project. I'm not looking to make this boat a "masterpiece" but simply a more useful-to-me fishing boat. Also, just inquiring with people who have experience with these boats and/or the process of making the conversion. My main concerns are if the transom is robust enough to have an engine hanging off the stern, and weight distribution, as I believe this hull is relatively light. Any tips/advice welcome, and I'm sure I'll be picking your brains more along the way.