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Old 05 April 2011, 08:07   #11
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The Transom is notched down to a short shaft, yikes !!! , it scares me having so little above the water with the long shaft on, do you get much slop over the stern ?
First off, it wasn't my work, it came that way. It's my first RIB so lesson learned, I don't think I'd do it again by choice. Actually it's not too bad, you need to be a bit careful when slowing/stopping but it hasn't been much of a problem so far. In saying that it hasn't been out in anything particularly challenging either. One thing I will say is that it does get a bit wet when recovering it back on to the trailer as it doesn't take much of a wave to spill over the transom. I've just closed off the hull (which wasn't the easiest job with the motor mount so low) so fitting a drain sock is my next job.

In saying that, I'm assuming it's a short shaft as it's not as long as a long shaft.
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First off, it wasn't my work, it came that way. It's my first RIB so lesson learned, I don't think I'd do it again by choice. Actually it's not too bad, you need to be a bit careful when slowing/stopping but it hasn't been much of a problem so far. In saying that it hasn't been out in anything particularly challenging either. One thing I will say is that it does get a bit wet when recovering it back on to the trailer as it doesn't take much of a wave to spill over the transom. I've just closed off the hull (which wasn't the easiest job with the motor mount so low) so fitting a drain sock is my next job.

In saying that, I'm assuming it's a short shaft as it's not as long as a long shaft.
Not an ex RNLI 40hp Mariner by any chance?
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Not an ex RNLI 40hp Mariner by any chance?
An inbetweeny shaft!
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Not an ex RNLI 40hp Mariner by any chance?
Not sure, it might well have been. Is there any way to tell? Mods, serial number, etc?
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It'll have an extenstion plate fitted to the leg making it neither long or short shaft.
Prob have some red numbers painted on the leg too.
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