Shallow Water Motor

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

  1. hshaffett

    hshaffett I Love microskiff.com!

    27
    2
    81
    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

    4,573
    440
    1,938
    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!

    2,546
    136
    918
    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!

    27
    2
    81
    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

    hshaffett I Love microskiff.com!

    27
    2
    81
  6. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    [​IMG]

    that help?  :-?