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Old 13 June 2012, 06:10   #1
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Short, standard, long shaft. Confused

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Can anyone explain the shaft lengths to me I was under the impression there was long and short ?
What is a standard shaft is it another word for short or is it some ware in the middle ?
Can a standard be used on a small inflatable 3+m ?
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Old 13 June 2012, 06:24   #2
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Short shaft (most o/b's for tenders and SIBS I think) 15"
Long shaft (standard for bigger outboards) 20"
Extra long (bigger outboards for ribs etc with deep v's) 25"

Different manufacturers call them different things. Measure the height of your transom and decide from that which type it matches.
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Old 13 June 2012, 06:31   #3
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The confusion comes from the standard shaft and short both being the same then there's long and extra long, i think anyway

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So a standard shaft is a short shaft and be suitable for a inflatable ?
Or should the length be exactly right ?
I was under the impression that all short shafts would be ok for a small inflatable
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Look up the specs for your inflatable and see what shaft is recommended. Most small inflatables take a 15" but not all. Some Zodiacs for example you can choose 15" or 20".

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