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They say that the shortshaft on this motor measures to be arouind 18 to 19 inches.The model # says that it is a shortshaft,now Jaspar,I was over the fact that it was too long until you spoke up,lol.I don't know now.The boat is'nt near me right now,so I can't check it out. :roll:
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azslabber wrote:They say that the shortshaft on this motor measures to be arouind 18 to 19 inches.The model # says that it is a shortshaft,now Jaspar,I was over the fact that it was too long until you spoke up,lol.I don't know now.The boat is'nt near me right now,so I can't check it out. :roll:
It probably started out in life as a short shaft (per the model#), then someone converted it. My 25hp has an extension like that. If it's too long you can make a jack plate for it.
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It's a long shaft,lol.
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Man, I have to say that boat came a long way. Gonna look brand new by the time you finish the shell. Its amazing what a little love can do to the tin =D>

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Thank you.It will be better.That is just the beginning.I am a disabled guy with two prostetic legs.It will probably be the last boat that I will ever do up.So,from now until the time that I can't hobble up onto it it will be a "Project",lol.
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Yay,Steel Flex is here.Will be applying it on Saturday.I'm in 1969 Evinrude mode right now,lol.Whole new story for me.
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Been turning myself into an Evinrude mechanic thanks to the manual from Jim.I should have done this 35 years ago.I really like doing it.I did'nt know anything at all about this motor that I got.So,I figured that since it did start up that there could'nt be too much wrong with it.I've been in the autobody business for too long.Everything has to look better then it should in my eyes,lol.I was just going to sand it down and paint it to match the boat,but no,I decided to take it all apart and check it out.
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Prop removed checking for fishing line.
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Impeller was shot.No signs of any overheating issues.Comes apart tomorrow to see how the gears look.Then all back together and an OD Green paint job.The cowl is all prepped just have to do the metal stuff.By then it will be Reelfoot Grasslands stencil time for everything.
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azslabber wrote:Thank you.It will be better.That is just the beginning.I am a disabled guy with two prostetic legs.It will probably be the last boat that I will ever do up.So,from now until the time that I can't hobble up onto it it will be a "Project",lol.

From what I've seen here - Who says you're "disabled"? And as far as the motor goes, too bad you're re-painting it. Its a perfect color match for how I'm painting my boat, motor and trailer. Keep up the good work. =D>
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Good catch on the impeller. I would not open the gear case unless something wasn't working right. They can sometimes be a pain to seal again.
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Nice water pump impeller you got there! =D>

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By accident I pulled the driveshaft out of the pinion gear.I'm trying to get it back in there.I hope that I will get lucky in some way.
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Looking good, slabber (az is for Arizona, right?)! Are you going to be able to use it as long shaft, or can you make it into a short shaft? Man, you are adventurous! I know a little about motors and things, but have never tore one down like that. I am experienced with those old Evinrudes/Johnsons, and they are tough motors.
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slab, we're almost chatting here! Posted at the same time! You can get it done!
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Duracraft.I need some help.I took the lower part of the skeg apart so I could get the driveshaft back in.Here's some pics.Any way to get it back lined up without taking everything apart?lol.I will if I have to.Everything looks very nice inside.
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Trying to get the driveshaft back in,lol.
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I'm waiting for some help here duracraft,lol.
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I'm from Arizona,yes.And the motor will stay a longshaft.Better hole shots,lol.I have a jackplate in the making with a 3" setback.It will be raised 6" as this motor is a little longer then most,even the shortshafts are like 17 inches.Yea,I'm adventurist,sometimes a little too much,Ha.
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