Well, I decided not to bother Mel anymore with emails...so, I thought I'd bother you guys! Here's the deal: I can not pole in my boat because motor can not be lifted all the way above the water line. When lifted as high as the platform allows, the motor drags bottom in shallow water, AND, because the motor rests all the way port or starboard, it ends up steering me left or right while poling!! Solution? Getting a new platform..Hah, yah right...good luck finding one close to louisiana. Short term solution? raise the platform on spacers. With the platform off, the next highest motor setting is rediculously high! Wish there was middle ground in the lift knotches Turns out I need 2 inches of lift...(those blocks are 1.75") Starboard comes by the sheet and I only need a little...Does anyone have scraps laying around? ;D My boat looks naked!! yall have any other suggestions?