2.6m SIB, short or long shaft engine?
About to buy a 2.6m SIB, not sure exactly which one yet, but currently looking at a couple of engines for whichever I finally get.
Went to see a 4hp Mercury this morning, but it looks like a long shaft (compared to the others Ive seen). Seller didn't know a great deal about them, so not even sure if it's a 2 stroke or 4 stroke... but looks fairly modern, so probably a 4 stroke.
What would normally be used on a little SIB, a short shaft or long?
Would there be any advantages or disadvantages to either?