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Old 20 May 2012, 07:47   #21
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i think if you cut the transom you'll regret it , mines cut and it's a pain in following seas or backing down. I looked into this a bit and found that you can get extension kits for a lot of engines , I'd look at that option before getting the saw out .
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Old 20 May 2012, 08:04   #22
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Transom measured its 23 inches from the top to the bottom of the keel plate
Sounds like a ultra long rig would be optimal, most standard long ones are to short for that transom.
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Old 20 May 2012, 09:34   #23
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Yep it's a XL 25 you need, then you can raise it an inch and still be on the money!

I don't think it's cost effective to convert your existing motor, especially if you want it to have any re-sale value and I'd advise against cutting the transom. A jack plate is not meant to be used to correct the wrong shaft length.

That only leaves one option...
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Old 20 May 2012, 09:40   #24
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Have been offered an XL leg with gearbox for 500 unfortunately he won't split. No rush for a solution if anything crops up with you Peter can you let me know please.
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Might be worth consideration if your happy with the engine.my advice is keep the other one invade you decide to sell it on as you'll open up the market for it then.

A XL is going to stand you 3,000 at least, for something like a Honda 90. More for an Opti etc.

I'll let you know if anything comes in
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Old 20 May 2012, 09:53   #26
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What sort of price could I expect for my Mercury 75 (1998) maybe worthwhile going for the additional leg..
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Old 20 May 2012, 10:08   #27
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1750-2250 is about what they go for. I know one way you could get an XL for the best deal.

Buy the Ribtec 585 on here from Steve at KB DRY STACK. It's up at 5,995 or open to an offer

If that honda is an XL which I think it is, swap motors and re-sell the RIBTEC for say 4,995. Which is a cheap boat to get somebody on the water then.

I've seen the boat and the tubes look very good.It was having new seating, trailer checked etc. engine was a Honda so usual corrosion but looked ok for its age.
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Dont have that kind of to play with unfortunately or the time for the tinkering about. Will see if my other leads come bk with any results if you do see anything suitable or get anything in please get in touch.
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