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Old 27 February 2012, 16:20   #51
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lol thaks i will longer the shaft or drop the motor, with jack plate which will ever work me out cheaper

if it doesn't still work i will sell my lump, and buy me a correct shaft length and a 90ish mercury motor.mecury number one on the water loll
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Old 27 February 2012, 16:24   #52
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the cheapest option without doubt is the best one-sell the motor and buy the proper one buddy.

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the cheapest option without doubt is the best one-sell the motor and buy the proper one buddy.

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Seconded-you'll end up paying extra for another motor, but it'll work the way it should.

Older motors rarely came in XL shaft length so I suspect you'll have problems extending the shaft.

A jackplate (IF you can get one with enough setback to be able to turn the engine and tilt it properly as well as accomodate the hydraulic lines for the old style trim/tilt) will simply create extra stress on a transom that is unlikely to be up to the job of carrying a 225 for any length of time.
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Outboard jacks are not designed to compensate for incorrect shaft lengths!

I see it as he has a long shaft (suitable for a 20" transom) and he needs a XL (suitable for a 25" transom). I think 30" would be far too long

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Peter,

You are absolutely correct Peter, the lengths are as you say, haven't had my morning coffee yet.

I also agree that the proper way to correct the issue is to get a motor with the right length shaft but I was under the impression that due to an isolated location, that was not a reasonable option. Boats converted from sterndrives often have a pod fitted so my non expert opinion was that it was a possibility.
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Peter,

You are absolutely correct Peter, the lengths are as you say, haven't had my morning coffee yet.

I also agree that the proper way to correct the issue is to get a motor with the right length shaft but I was under the impression that due to an isolated location, that was not a reasonable option. Boats converted from sterndrives often have a pod fitted so my non expert opinion was that it was a possibility.
No worries. I wasn't meaning to correct you. Jacks could work in certain situations but is not a solution and creates its own issues. I though it best tell the OP as it sounds like he's had a lot of suggestions when really there's only one real option. Get the correct engine.

Cutting into a new hull, fitting jacks & extending the motor are just going to give they guy more things to get wrong.

buying an XL - Problem solved.

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