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post #7 of Old 06-02-2015 Thread Starter
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Thanks again for the information, we took her out this past weekend to make sure she was water tight... which she was but it turns out: 1. These size boats are very difficult to launch and retrieve, and 2.our long shaft 4hp johnson was not long enough to be in the water even after we lowered the motor mount 3 inches the weekend before. We are now trying to find a extra long shaft motor with a little more HP. We are really curious what kind of motor the previous owner had because even a XL shaft would not have worked with the motor mount where it was. We also are considering modifying the motor mount to get another 5" of travel out of it, and buying larger long shaft motor. We are really focusing on get a solid system down for launching and motoring the boat before we invest several hundred in standing and running rigging. Does anyone else out there have a helms 24, and if so what motor do you use?
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