Ok last year my gunnels (both side, same spot) started ripping through 2 feet in front of my stern. I took the boat back to the shop (brand new boat) and they welded the cracks and added some support between the gunnels and stern. I was told I must have trailered the boat incorrectly (too far back). I knew I didnít, but could not say for sure. My thought was that the engine was incorrectly mounted. It has lift plates and angles away from the boat with about 15 degree outward angle. Well it did it again this weekend. I specifically check before putting the boat in the water; no cracks. When I took the boat out; cracks about an inch on both sides above the supports the shop added last year. These cracks go almost through the gunnels. I figure that when they get all the way through, the stern will rip off like a soda can. I am taking the boat to the shop tomorrow, but wanted to know if anyone has any ideas to help me out. I am not an engineer but when we put downward pressure on the engine, the cracks open up. Thoughts/experience? I have an 1860 crestliner with a 60 hp jet. The boat is rated for a 65 hp. I know it is a cheaper hull, but it should not tear open. I bought it new last year about this time. Thanks.