It’s a short shaft boat motor, there is a tunnel down the center, the rudder and the paddles are located in the tunnel. Provided the dam thing floats with that weight in the back, I’d be terrified for anyone else on the lake. This compares to putting a Lamborghini on an ice race track.
Once I got my big ass in the boat it leveled out quite nicely. How ever the boat was so unstable I could only idle around in the cove. Well that was until the hull cracked at the rear foot wells and she started to go down lol. So I hauled ass to the shore to save the motor for the next redneck project hehe.