I know of two Tiderunner 195's that have the offshore brackets on them. Within a couple of weeks of getting them home, the motor mounting bolts pulled through the honeycomb transom and the motors fell to the ground. Both where lucky that it happended in their driveways and not in the ocean. The problem was Tiderunner put no backing support (Wood or metal) in it's transom. While their woodless design is great for getting rid of dry rot it does not support a 400 lb motor very well. They may have changed their design since last year, if not...don't call me if you have an open seat. My opion and my life.
I had a 17ft tiderunner with a 115 merc and it was a great boat. They cut right through waves and are very comfortable in rough water. They do like to get tipsy back and forth with the big degree vee's they have.
I have owned a 195 Palmer Tiderunner with a 140 Suzuki for about four years. I use it out of Garibaldi for salmon and bottonfish and usually get out about 30 trips a year. I have been very satisfied with the boat and motor and would buy another. It is the perfect size for me because I can still get out when the bar is restricted to under 20'. (IT is registered a 20') but I can launch and load the boat easily without help. The deep vee handles the waves well. I am limited on the speed I can maintain running directly into the swell,. It seems to bounce a lot. Mike