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Old 06 August 2012, 19:08   #1
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Does this look right. Motor shaft height

Would like to start. Not good with subtleties but your advice has been great and I relly appreciate your help.

Could you please look at these pics and see if this motor is at the right hight an any advice is welcome.

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Old 06 August 2012, 21:35   #2
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It looks an inch or two low to me. You generally want the cav plate even or an inch above the keel. It looks like it'll work, but you'll get better performance by raising it a few holes. Try it how it is, and gradually increase the height until you are satisfied with the performance, or it blows out excessively in turns.

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Agree with 95. Even with the keel is a starting point; raise it up 'til you get problems, then drop it back to where it worked. Less drag from less LU in the water.

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3 inches too low
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Thanks,

does it look like i can make it work with this motor?
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Is it easy to lift the motor? is there proper lifting points on the motor? Im probably going to have to use the tree and the chainblock approach.

looks likes there maybe silicone or something between the plate and the transom.

hoping it just pull 4 bolts raise chaninblock and put bolts back in. maybe apply silicone if thats what it is.

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or maybe easier to use the trailer jack and a block of wood under the motor keel?
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When you take the cowling off their will be a eye let to screw an eye into ( just like the front towing eye on a car) it will prob be in the middle of the fly wheel.
It's easy just time consuming.


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The sealant is likely just caulk to keep saltwater from seeping in and crystallizing.

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Agree with all of the above. My guess is you will end up raising it all the available holes.
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