crank is correct. in some pics, i am just holding the backing plate behind the cut out just to take the pic. if you dont like the socket head screws, i can use a button head which is alot shorter so it doesnt stick out as much.
i wish i could say for sure it wouldnt but im not gonna tell you that. i personally dont know how it could affect warranty. i guess if mercury was hunting a reason not to pay for repairs, they could say it was because of the 1/4" holes but then again, if they really dont want to pay, they could say just about anything. if a person hit something hard enough to break the cavitation plate, i would think it would break whether you had a foil on or not. what i do know is that if or shall i say when, you throw a blade and it goes up, a foil will protect the lower unit, mid section and cowling. i wonder if mercury would pay for a lower unit, mid section and cowling if you slung a blade on a trophy and you didnt have a foil? let me know if you decide you want one and ill get you fixed up. thanks
Originally Posted by josh_bovaird
I'm just curious if drilling the holes would void the warranty on my mercury. Anyone know?