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Old 02 October 2023, 10:29   #1
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Ribeye 550 engine

Hi all.. Iím in the process of buying a ribeye 550 that currently has a Yamaha 90hr 2 stroke, itís in fantastic condition and has only covered 122 hrs.
I would like to change it to a four stroke as we plan to use the boat both on rivers and open water.
Can anyone advise me on what shaft length is needed please?
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Old 02 October 2023, 10:37   #2
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Surely the same length as the 90HP you already have on it 🤷*♂️
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Old 02 October 2023, 22:22   #3
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99% chance its going to be a longshaft
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Old 03 October 2023, 15:03   #4
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I just did a quick Google for its spec sheet and it says long shaft. You could measure the existing motor, or the transom to confirm though.
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