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bboeri posted 05-10-2002 10:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for bboeri   Send Email to bboeri  
From a previous post, I was informed that a 20" shaft would work for a Montauk (1988) kicker, but could you also use a motoer designated "a long shaft"? I assume that the shaft is 23". Thanks for the info.


Tom W Clark posted 05-10-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

A 20" shaft is a "long" shaft in some circles. With bigger and bigger motors, the term "long shaft" has come to mean a 25" shaft motor and 20" meaning "regular shaft"

In the case of small kicker motors, a 25" shaft motor would be called an "extra long shaft" motor.

To answer your question, yes a 25" shaft motor would work in so much as a kicker will not put you Montauk on a plane, but the extra long shaft will probably be dragging in the water at most speeds.

Bigshot posted 05-10-2002 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
25" shafts on kickers are usually designated as "sail" engines and have special props and decals. You want a 20".

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