I have a 2006 Getaway and sail it off the Gulf coast of Florida. I bought the boat off Ebay, it was 3 months old and came with a 2hp Honda 4 stroke motor. I sail alone often and use to really enjoy bad weather conditions. I am a little smarter now.
So, yes, I've flipped the boat with the motor on it. Yes, the motor and the mount stayed on the boat with the boat on it's side and thru the righting process. On one particularly bad day, there was no way to sail home. I dropped the sail, lashed it down and fired up the motor. The waves were coming over the boat with great frequency. There were times the motor shut off simply because it was completely underwater for extended periods. It always restarted.
The Cheata mount looks fragile but I have never had a problem with it, and it has taken some abuse. The little Honda 4 stroke is one tough motor.
They work really well together and extend your sailing options.
I agree, the Honda 4 stroke and the Mercury have given us the best run, I like the Torqeedo too!