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|Author||Topic: 17" Transom|
posted 08-11-2002 08:51 AM ET (US)
Hi all, I had previously posted re: thought I boutght a Whaler in General. What I found I have is a Dell Quay Dory 13. Very nice. Anyway, measuring the transom, I see it measures 17". Will this accomodate only a long shaft (20") outboard?
posted 08-11-2002 10:35 AM ET (US)
I think you need a short shaft engine.
Your transom is "tilted" to some degree. Measure the vertical distance from the mounting edge to the boat bottom. You will probably find it closer to 15".
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posted 08-12-2002 01:23 PM ET (US)
posted 08-12-2002 02:17 PM ET (US)
Thanks all, thought I needed a long shaft mounted higher, but short shaft is good. Thanks again
posted 08-12-2002 06:24 PM ET (US)
Pulled the Dell Quay today and measured center of the transom, vertically, and came up with 17". I have some small digital pics of the setup I can provide.
posted 08-12-2002 06:33 PM ET (US)
I cut my supposed "Whaler teeth" in a Dell Quay - my Dad bought a 17' when I was 5... Nice boats. Congrats. I just added added a 9.9 kicker on my Montauk and I was concerned whether I should have a long shaft or an extra long shaft - there I was with a tape measure in the showroom, comparing it to my measurements of the transom and the specs in the brochure when I had one heck of an idea - let the dealer pick the shaft length - that way if it doesn't work they're on the hook. Let them figure it out even if you go used - after all, you'll probably still go back for maintenance...
|Tom W Clark||
posted 08-12-2002 07:07 PM ET (US)
Trust me, you want a 15" shaft for your Dory. Transom height is not a super precise dimension. There may well be some deviation between nominal and actual transom height.
posted 08-12-2002 07:18 PM ET (US)
Ok, short shaft it is. Looking at a Merc 40 4 stroke. Be a great little boat then.
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