short motor shaft or long?

Discussion in 'Boats and Motors' started by ocdfishguy, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. The transom length on my my boat is 20 inches, so which motor does it take?
  2. misfit

    misfit MOD SQUAD

  3. Thanks, I thought this was the beat place to ask. Thanks again.
  4. Unfortunately that narrows the options on motors to buy particularly with smaller motors if it is a tiller model. I have found that finding a long shaft tiller model can be quite a bit tougher.:(
  5. UncleBud

    UncleBud Retired and Happy

    There is a kit that will make a short shaft into a long shaft. Check with your dealer when you buy your motor. My changeover cost me $150.00, when I bought my 8hp Johnson. Not sure if this is a do it yourself thing. But, I'm sure somebody on this forum could help you.
  6. You are right that a lot of the more common models may have a conversion kit. What I found was that if I was patient enough it was cheaper to find one already in the long shaft versus adding the $150-200 to switch over. Plus I was not comfortable doing it myself thus I would have had labor as well.