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Old 11 February 2008, 19:04   #1
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short shaft motor on a long shaft transum

OK a buddy of mine won a SIB that required a short shaft motor but well that transom latterly fell off the boat. It was replaced with a SIB that needs a long shaft. Any recommendations on how to remedy this problem? My solution was simple and just cut the transom down but for obvious reasons he is a little nervous about this and looking for other options. Nissan doesnít make a long shaft leg for this motor.
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Old 11 February 2008, 19:11   #2
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If its a SIB with a wooden transom I wouldn't have any worries cutting it down for a shortshaft. The only problem you are likely to encounter is a bit of water coming over the top if you stop suddently or go in reverse quickly.
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Old 13 February 2008, 12:03   #3
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Put the motor on, load up with the most weight in the back that you can ever imagine having, and mark the waterline. That would be the lowest you want to cut.

I wouldn't be too concerned about the cutting down part; it's pretty common to notch the transom for shorter-legged engines. Make sure you radius all the cuts to avoid odd stress points.

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Iím with you guys cutting it down is by far the easiest a sawzall and hole saw and you could have it done, sanded and sealed in an hour but he just doesnít want to cut it down so Iím looking for other options. If I canít talk him into cutting we may just ended welding up an aluminum offset bracket. I was just hoping there was something commercially available.
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Iím with you guys cutting it down is by far the easiest a sawzall and hole saw and you could have it done, sanded and sealed in an hour but he just doesnít want to cut it down so Iím looking for other options. If I canít talk him into cutting we may just ended welding up an aluminum offset bracket. I was just hoping there was something commercially available.
What size engine are you talking about on the SIB ?
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What size engine are you talking about on the SIB ?
He's running a 35hp Tohatsu on a 14' Mercury SIB.
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You may have already found a solution but if not...

Would something like this work? http://www.bobsmachine.com/Products/...e_mini-MMJ.cfm
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