Yamaha 50 autolube leg change
I have a Yamaha 50 Autolube, currently long shaft. I'm wondering how much of a hassle it would be to put a short centre section on it and make it a short shaft (new boat needs short shaft). (if I can get the bits)
I assume the bits are:
Centre section, drive shaft, waterpump tube, shift linkage (plus gaskets). Are there any other elements I've not thought of?
Anybody done this? Too much of a hassle or not?
I'm guessing it's probably more desireable as a long shaft as it's better for just about every boat thats likely to have a 50 on it as a longshaft.
Best scenario I think would be to buy the shortshaft bits and keep the longshaft bits as spares in case I want to revert it in future, rather than sell it and buy a shortshaft or swap or PX it for a short shaft.
What do people think the short leg bits should cost me if I could find them?