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Old 18 August 2006, 11:01   #1
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Does anyone have feedback on the use of Jack Plates in order to use a long shaft motor on their short shaft transom? Here in Canada, it's next to impossible to find a new short shaft motor anymore, and if you can it is usually 30 hp or less. My RIB is rated for 60 hp and I certainly don't want anything less than 40 hp but the only way is using these plates. Any thoughts?
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Old 18 August 2006, 11:14   #2
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You could just put the longshaft straight on. The only real issue with it is that you will loose a bit of speed....
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Old 18 August 2006, 11:38   #3
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here u are

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Old 18 August 2006, 12:28   #4
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You could just put the longshaft straight on. The only real issue with it is that you will loose a bit of speed....
Won't there be an issue of flooding the transom? I have heard of problems with putting the long on the short transom.
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I'm not sure about that. I used to run a longshaft on a short-shaft transom without any trouble.
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Thanks. What I may do is mount the L/S motor with the toggle clamps and see how it performs. If it gives me grief, I will have to go to a jack plate to raise the mount 4".
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Old 18 August 2006, 14:44   #7
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I've got a 2004 Nissan/Tohatsu short shaft 40hp for sale here in Chicago. Let me know if you are interested. Great engine, super reliable, also has power trim and tilt. I guess it depends on how far away you are.
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Depending on the construction of the transom, I would consider building it up to accept a long shaft - less chance of water coming over the back as well!
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I would have to agree with cookee. Build the transom up. No matter what, jack plates will always fail at some point.
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