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This is my first boat and I confess to a lack of knowledge on setting up the boat.

I am having a River Hawk B-60 procaster deluxe built. I ordered a Minn Kota Riptide 55/ST/I-pilot 48" shaft - I THOUGHT. Upon review of invoice I am receiving the same except with a 55" shaft.

Can anyone tell me if this shaft is to long for the boat, or will it work and just sit up to high? I need to make a decision of returning it by tomorrow or installing it on the boat.

Any advice would be appreciated.

David
 

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I'll work perfectly well on your boat, you'll just have a large amount of the shaft out of the water. If this bothers you, send it back. If you don't mind the extra shaft, you're good to go :)
 

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I'd send it back, it's a remote unit so I'd want the shaft as short as possible since you won't be grabbing onto it to steer.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I called Minn Kota this morning and found out that the shaft can be cut down to a smaller length. Per Minn Kota as long as an authorized Minn Kota service center preforms the work it :cool:will not void the warranty.

I called a local authorized Minn Kota service center and they verified the above info and said it would be around $60 to shorten the shaft.
 
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