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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:17 pm 
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I'm buying a Honda outboard motor and mounting bracket for my Getaway. I saw one reference that I need the short shaft. Can someone confirm that the short shaft is needed?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:29 am 
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I have an electric motor and bought the shortest shaft I could find. Since the boat sits so low, I would imagine you would want a short shaft on the outboard.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:38 pm 
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If you are using the cheetah mount you should get the short shaft. The long shaft will dragging the water.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Mine's a long-shaft. (After 3 kiddies and years of satisfied wedded bliss, I hope my wife agrees it's just right.)

A 2 HP Honda if you wanna be serious, on a custom "transom" mount that works just fine.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:33 pm 
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Jeff, which length shaft did you go with?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:00 am 
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I have a short shaft, but I am in the shallows a lot and only use it under bridges.
I have found out you need to run it about once a month to clean it out.
hope that helps.

some of it may depend on the weight you will be carrying, and the type of mount, as well as the placement of the weight on board.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Long shafts place a heavy load on the mount, so Cheeta requires short. No reason for longer than required to get under water.

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