short shaft or long shaft?

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short shaft or long shaft?

Postby almecum » Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:38 pm

We just got a c-26 at auction, so no motor. Does the outboard need to be a long shaft or can you use a short shay motor. Motor size I am guessing is between 9-15hp.

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Postby EmergencyExit » Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:32 am

Welcome Aboard ! 25" shaft is what you'll need for the factory motor mount; a 20" shaft will put the prop just under water in calm conditions, but will pop out most of the time.

Original OB was usually a 12.9hp 2 stroke (Model was Sailor 280). Seems like most folks are using a 9-10 HP four stroke, but that may require a modification to the motor bracket due to weight and size.

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Postby CaptainScott » Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:12 pm

Welcome aboard!


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