Yet another dumb newbie question
Recently bought an elderly Searider - nice boat - stupidly hadn't realised till we drove about 250m to get it that it had a long shaft o/b. We had intended to swap our existing electric-start Tohatsu 15 (which we love and have had from new) and put the manual Yamaha up for sale with the dory.
I can't find a measurement for the transom of the Searider but would really like to fit the electric start Tohatsu (poor old woman !) - although the Yamaha is a nice engine, as a female, I have never totally got to grips with pull cords (let alone the old Seagull without recoil start ... disappear rapidly in the direction of Holland !).
The Tohatsu is 16" from the top of the transom to the top of the cavitation plate. I definitely don't want to cut the transom about as have already experienced waves coming in over the stern - big wash etc.
I don't want to zoom about - mostly not exceeding the 6nm speed limit in the river - though HWMBO would probably argue.
Could we fit the std shaft ? I would also say that the Yam 15 when raised still trails its prop in the water.