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Old 09 July 2011, 06:01   #1
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Long or short shaft??

Hey chaps,

I found a cheapish Bombard Aerotec (2004 - 500) which I may get if I can find a good engine. But what do I need - a long or short shaft? Do I need to consider anything else orther than is it long or short?

Thanks guys, any advice gratefully appreciated

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what does a good set of launch wheels go for nowadays?
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Old 09 July 2011, 06:52   #2
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arggg boat gone would still like to know the answer though lol. I'm assuming its just a short though!
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Yes, they are Short Shaft.
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Do you think 50Kgs is too much to manhandle? I'm not an ape but am young and fit lol

I fancy a newish engine for the peace of mind. I suppose one of those trolleys would help?
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i had a yam 30 3 cylinder which i could get in and out the back of people carrier and on my bombard 420 on my own ,that was not to much of a problem , but i wouldnt want to carry it to far ideally do the whole lifting and setting up as close to the boot as poss , i am pretty sure that was around the 50kg mark
if u r wanting carry any distance think you would tire pretty quickly more the heavy awkward shape than just the weight
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Do you think 50Kgs is too much to manhandle? I'm not an ape but am young and fit lol
Yes! I'm not as young, fit and strong as I once was but more than 30KG is a PITA.
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