I have a top mount tilton style 3 hp starter and adaptor to mount the starter in the 2 oclock position making it easily accessible , away from the water , with full starter teeth engagement adjustability to go deeper or further away from the flywheel.
It is a custom made mount that
works really well.
It comes with a standard
flywheel cover thats been notched for the starter mount.
This setup has a starter adaptor designed to mount right on top of the 3/8ths rear engine mounting plate with no modifications.
Also has a driveshaft cover stud mounted on the flywheel cover.
$850 for complete setup-- in shreveport, louisiana 318-687-9088 or 318-470-1482