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post #4 of Old 04-10-2003
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long or short shaft?

If you are powering out of rough seas, I would say that the long shaft is a must. but if you are on a lake and need power for calm wind situations, you may get away with a short leg. Measure the top of transom to waterline on your boat, and then measure the top of transom to the plate above the prop on the OB motor. You need a leg that long at least!
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