long shaft on a short shaft boat

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long shaft on a short shaft boat

Post by diabetik11 » 28 Sep 2011, 09:30

can you put a long shaft motor on a short shaft boat, i know you can i trying to ask what i would need to do to make my boat get the best performance, and i cant really build anythin out of metal.

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long shaft on a short shaft boat

Post by V8_TITAN » 28 Sep 2011, 11:03

get a jack plate, or even convert your motor to a short shaft. As far as I know all you need is the driveshaft, and leg from a short shaft to do the swap. Would help if you told us what motor and boat youve got.

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Post by reedjj » 29 Sep 2011, 15:01

The mini jacker jackplate works great. I used it on my 1542 alumacraft. Plenty of others on here have used it as well. You can make your own out of aluminum angle too. It looks pretty simple to do.

If you already have the motor or can get one at a great price then the mini jacker is the way to go. If not then I would search for a short shaft.

Here is how mine turned out....https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... swamp+sled

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long shaft on a short shaft boat

Post by J.P. » 30 Sep 2011, 02:53

if you're talkin' small motor, a transom extension would be an easy solution. it can be made out of wood if you can't work with metal. can be as simple as a plank bolted to the transom, thickness would depend on motor size and how brave you are.

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