01-30-2008, 11:07 AM
I was wondering if a bracket could be mounted on my Smokercraft 14ft low transom so I could mount a long shaft outboard. I am having trouble locating a short shaft 25 h.
Thanks for any help or advice.
01-30-2008, 11:31 AM
I am not sure of the bracket but I was curious if you have tried Almars in DE. about a short shaft 25 hp? They have hundreds of new and used motors and its hard to beat there prices.
Just a thought.:D
01-30-2008, 04:16 PM
Almars is great to deal with! My boat motor and trailer came from them
01-31-2008, 09:19 AM
Does the current 25" have the extension on it that can be taken out and then replace the shaft inside?
I have a 15 HP Sea King that is a 15" but I also have the longer shaft and 5" extension to make it a 20".
You can raise the transom but you will have to very careful about it.
Clark W. Griswold
01-31-2008, 06:05 PM
Jack plate would work, one of these would be cheaper; Mini-Jacker for Clamp-on Outboards (http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_8782_200002007_200000000_200002000_200-2-7)
I think Cabelas and almost any marine place sells them too. I've never used one, but I would think you should be concerned about the extra leverage the motor would get on the transom possibly causing stress problems.