Good point. I much prefer hanging an out board on a bracket than directly to the transom, personal preference. I have always been able to have a better installation by spending time to secure the bracket with all adhesives/sealant, rather than balancing a 200# ÷ outboard and doing it directly. I have the bracket, it is mounted a little low (very little) and I can fine tune the height. I do not think the 4 inch set back will be too significant with the console shifted forward, fuel in front of console battery in console, and my constantly shifting 250#. But we will see and make adjustments as necessary once it hits water.