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logjamslam posted 02-18-2003 01:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for logjamslam   Send Email to logjamslam  
the whaler drive measures 281/2" from the top
of the transom to the bottom of the keel. I was hoping to mount the 250 hp Yamaha 30" shaft a little higher than a 25" to get powerhead out of the water in sloppy seas.
Is that a bad idea?
logjamslam posted 02-18-2003 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for logjamslam  Send Email to logjamslam     
Does anyone with a mid 80's 22'outrage have experience with a 30 inch shaft mounted high or with a jackplate. Am sending money today on a 1999 OX66 250 with 100 hrsTT and brand new powerhead. The whole thing has been crated since rebuilt by one of the best yamaha dealers in the country. Will buy unless the consensus here is that I would be making a bad mistake. Thanks in advance,Greg
Bigshot posted 02-18-2003 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I think it is a good idea if you have had issues with the old engine being submerged. The jackplate is agreat idea so you can dial in the right height.
captbone posted 02-18-2003 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
In the worst case, you will only have 5 inches increase in drag on the lower unit and take only a few mph off the speed (3-4mph), I personnel would just mount it as high as possible on the bracket and you should be fine. Might work out even better!

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