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Old 23 April 2012, 15:20   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: S Wales
Boat name: Dian
Make: Zodiac mkII classic
Length: 4m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18
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Zodiac mkII classic - long/short shaft

Evening all
I have the MKII classic with ali floor. It's 4.2m and Zodiac state that a short shaft outboard is best suited.

Can anyone explain what the effect of running a long shaft would cause?

Thanks in advance

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Old 23 April 2012, 16:43   #2
Country: USA
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Boat name: Water Dog
Make: Polaris
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 60hp
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Excess drag with all that extra leg in the water.
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