Shallow Water Motor

Discussion in 'Outboard Maintenance' started by hshaffett, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. hshaffett

    hshaffett I Love microskiff.com!

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    Looking for info on the short shaft shallow water motors... I've always either had bug boats with big motors or aluminum flats with mud motors... I wanting to get a 90-115 hp motor for my flats boat... I've seen a couple boats with a shorter lower unit then others,. Could someone explain these more to me... Thanks
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Not sure what you mean by short shaft shallow water motor.

    I am not an expert on motors but many motors of that size are available with different shaft lengths (20", 25", 30", and 35" shafts). But what I do not know is what you mean by shallow water.
     

  3. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

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    Are you talking about a low water pickup? Bobs machine shop is the only one I know who will mod a lower for you.
     
  4. hshaffett

    hshaffett I Love microskiff.com!

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    Sorry I've seen a lot of boats with ob that the lower units are real short.... Most of these boats are shallows water boats... I was assuming the reason for a shorter lower unit is more speed and function in skinny water.... I will try and gets couple of pics....
     
  5. hshaffett

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  6. Brett

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    that help?  :-?
     
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