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post #15 of Old 12-16-2011
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A 5 hp 4-stroke will be plenty of motor for your boat. One of your main concerns will be shaft length, 15" or 20", referred to as short shaft or long shaft, and is measured from the top inside of the mounting bracket to the horizontal plate, called the cavitation plate, directly above the prop. Measure your Gamefisher; most likely it is a short shaft; I had one. Before you buy, have someone, preferably a little heavier than you, go forward while you are back with the motor. When he is forward at the bow, does your cavitation plate come out of the water. If it does, you should seriously consider the longer shaft option. Check out for new or Ebay for a used motor. is offline  
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