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Old 28 June 2010, 05:37   #1
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How big is my transom? Ribtec 585

Hi,

I am looking to replace the stolen engine from my RIbtec 585. (1993)

I had a Yamamha 115hp V4 2 stroke, and that got pinched about a month ago.

I need the transom measurement of my boat, however, I am 100 miles and a 5 hour return trip from the boat, so it's not like I can just nip out and measure it.

Does anyone have the same boat, or could they tell me if I would have had a short or long shaft engine, (I think it was short), I would be grateful for a measurement. I don't know which size shaft I need to buy to replace the engine!

Many thanks!

Johnny
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Old 28 June 2010, 06:16   #2
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Should be long unless it's been cut down.
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Old 28 June 2010, 06:48   #3
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Should be long unless it's been cut down.
Hi Tim,

When you say cut down, do you mean that the transom has a sort of 'U' shape cut into it, the engine resting on the lowest part of the 'U' because this is the transom shape of my boat.

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Old 28 June 2010, 06:52   #4
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Here is a picture if that helps!
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I'm afraid I don't have one of the back of the boat but you can see the standard cut out for a long shaft engine on a 585:

Edit: Just looked through some pics at another 585 I had. That doesn't have a cut away at all, but I think the engine was an XL shaft. The one in the pic here is defiantly a long shaft.
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Old 28 June 2010, 07:04   #6
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Sorry...not very good at attaching pics...will try again.

Hopefully you can now see a picture. Thanks for your help Tim...that looks like a nice boat!
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I'd go with longshaft. Where abouts does the boat live?
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Hmm, mine is a cut down transom requiring a Longshaft, not sure if it's the pic but that looks a big cutout to me, will go have a look at mine
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Boat currently living in Middlesex, but spent its heydays in Poole, where it will be coming back to when re-engined.
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Just went and had a look, my transom has a 2" and then a 4" step hence making yours looking bigger, my engine is a Longshaft.
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