While testing ‘Sandpiper’ on the water, a few shortcomings became evident, not with the boat or her performance, but with her gear. An important item that required attention was her outboard bracket. I could only attach the bracket to the transom at a particular spot. It is held there by four bolts: the upper two pass through the transom above the deck and the lower two below the deck. When the bracket is fully down with the outboard attached, the propeller is too low in the water; therefore I have devised a simple wire strop system for supporting the bracket at the correct height.