My question is the shaft is 36". This seems a little long for my needs. Is it possible to cut it down to maybe 26-30"? Im going to get it out and test it before any modifications! But it seem like my arm is gonna get sore as the handle would be alot higher than the mount. You guys that got em what are the lengths of your shafts? Oh its a 34lb motor guide. I figure the canoe will do 10 knots or so. Conisdering my 40lb would push the lund 3.5-4 and it weighed alot more than 60lbs. Thanks Guys!