Preventing Damage to Cables
With any item that has external cables, damage to these is a possibility. Following installation instructions will help avoid this.
There is also an overcurrent limit which will trigger if the cables on the product get too tight. This should help prevent damage to the product.
Reference the installation guide here.
Preventing Damage to the Shaft
The shaft is designed to be flexible to a certain extent, but it does not bend (very similar to current MEGA Live and MEGA 360 shafts).
In order to provide sufficient stability, the Bow-Mount Stabilizer Kit (Bounce Buster) and the motor's Hold Down Strap should always be used,
Refer to your motor's installation guide for more information on these products.
Keeping it Quiet
It's relatively quiet, no louder than a trolling motor is when steering. Damage to the product could make it noisier over time. Follow the guidelines above to prevent undue noise.