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Old 07 September 2012, 10:05   #1
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New engine for my Ribcraft 540... which shank?

Hello,
i'm new on this forum, i the owner of a ribcraft 5.40, i'm considering of changing engine, but i wonder which kind of shank should i choose?
Is it a "long" or "ultra long" shank i 've to choose as a single engine?

by the way, i would like to buy a 90 Yamaha 2 stroke, would it be a great choice? does any member know the consommation of this engine on a ribcraft 5.40.
thank you for your help,
Eric " le petit nouveau".
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Hello,
i'm new on this forum, i the owner of a ribcraft 5.40, i'm considering of changing engine, but i wonder which kind of shank should i choose?
Is it a "long" or "ultra long" shank i 've to choose as a single engine?

by the way, i would like to buy a 90 Yamaha 2 stroke, would it be a great choice? does any member know the consommation of this engine on a ribcraft 5.40.
thank you for your help,
Eric " le petit nouveau".
Hi Eric,and welcome to Ribnet!
90 Yam would be fine...but better.. an E-Tec 130! It goes VERY well with that Hull! (Long shaft)... Ask 'Hadd'..Or see his video's. It's a '545' By the way,Great boat VERY Deep V, extremely dry Ride and great in the rough...and IMHO nothing to touch it for the size.
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Old 07 September 2012, 10:32   #3
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Measure the transom at the centre. If it's 20"-21" (51-53cm on the new scale) then you need Longshaft, as suggested by Maximus.
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Old 07 September 2012, 10:35   #4
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Old 07 September 2012, 12:07   #6
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Measure the transom at the centre. If it's 20"-21" (51-53cm on the new scale) then you need Longshaft, as suggested by Maximus.
thank you all for your answers,
it's 54cm, so have i to choose ultra long shat (25" i guess)?
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No, 54cm will work fine with a longshaft.
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i've just called ribcraft, they told me x-long shaft for my rib???
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Did it have twin motors previously?
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i've just called ribcraft, they told me x-long shaft for my rib???
They should Know!!.. Although they don'nt fit many E-Tec's..And I appologise if I got it wrong (and it was an extra-long shaft I had).I'll ring Race Marine in the morning and check for sure
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