lol will do. I was at a sailing camp like 4 years ago and one of the skiffs was going to rescue people and the engine fell right off, luckily was in fresh water and in like 5 feet of water and they could rescue it.Whatever motor you put on it, please bolt it through. Ask me how I know
I was sent off of a J14 last august. One of the scarier things that has happened to me on the water. Handles are definitely a mustMight I suggest your putting grab rails on the stern gunnels. If you happen to take a sharp turn, the chines on the Carolina skiffs are known to grab and can send you overboard, especially with the seats level with the gunnels. My boys called them the "oh, sh** rails!" Don't need too much length, but something to hold on to, not if, but when necessary.
Something like this: search - search results - Wholesale Marine