Ordering new motor: Shaft Length w/ jackplate

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by rashouri87, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. rashouri87

    rashouri87 I Love microskiff.com!

    Hey guys, I'm switching from my mud motor over to a tohatsu 50 TLDI, I'm mounting a jackplate to the boat too (atlas mini jack) and I was wondering what size shaft I should get if my transom has a cutaway measuring at 15". I know the jackplate has a built in inch of lift and the tohatsu motor is actually 16" from the top of the mount to the cav plate. I figured I should get a 15" (or 16" really) shaft so that I could actually "jack" the motor instead of using the available lift to get the motor in the right position. what do y'all think?
  2. floridanative1028

    floridanative1028 I Love microskiff.com!

    you are correct. get the short shaft.