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portisi posted 03-20-2002 11:16 AM ET (US)   Profile for portisi   Send Email to portisi  
A relative has an early 60's model 13' whaler. It is always a pain in the ass to try and find decent short shaft engines.
I think I read somewhere about someone raising the height of the transom to accomodate a long shaft. I assume this means
filling in the notch in the transom so it is
level all the way across. Has anyone attempted this?
JBCornwell posted 03-20-2002 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Ahoy, Portisi.

In my never humble opinion, building up the transom is too easy to do incorrectly and too expensive to have done by a pro.

A much easier, and reversable (sp?) solution is a jack plate. Several are made specifically to make 20" legs usable on a 15" transom.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 03-20-2002 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
JFM posted 03-20-2002 02:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
After building one up out of teak, I must also ditto. Regards, Jay
Salmon Tub posted 03-20-2002 04:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Salmon Tub  Send Email to Salmon Tub     
I would say use the jackplate for height, and maybe build it up for asthetics (not for structural). The teak idea sounds good. Maybe glass up a splash well. Would imagine that a higher well would not be bad on a smaller hull.

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