I have recently decided on purchasing a 14' self-bailing roundboat (Alaskan Outfitters/6th Ave. Outfiiters Series) and have my eye on a 6hp Suzuki outboard with the "long" 20" shaft. With this I hope to be able to put around lakes and in the protected waters of PWS, up frog water rivers, down slow rivers, and a multitude of other possibilites.
The raft has 2 eyelets on the stern that allow for an AK Outfitters outboard mount to be installed.
My question is, can a 20" shaft on this type of mount sufficiently submerge the prop to allow me to do what I would like? Any experience or insight would be greatly appreciated so as I do not make the wrong investment. I was told by the company that this would work without a problem; however, I just would like some field verification.
Thanks in advance!