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  • Scott canoe Albany motor shaft length

    Hey there , I ordered a new Albany for next year and want to start picking up needed parts and pieces. I ordered it with the stern for long shaft motor. I guess,my concern is that if I get a long shaft and it shows up cut out for short . What’s guys thoughts on this ? Doesn’t seem like it’s a huge difference when looking at factory picts. I think I’d prefer a short shaft but how would that run with long shaft stern setup . Not sure if I made that more confusing than necessary. Thanks in advance Robin

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    motors are to be on the transom like 15 " or 20 " not mixed up , if a 15 is on the 20: transom , loose speed an power big time , 20 on a 15 " transom,
    need more water to run in as well a lot more spray coming over the transom as I see it , could be wrong , BUT ??

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sid View Post
      motors are to be on the transom like 15 " or 20 " not mixed up , if a 15 is on the 20: transom , loose speed an power big time , 20 on a 15 " transom,
      need more water to run in as well a lot more spray coming over the transom as I see it , could be wrong , BUT ??
      I can't speak for the Albany but on the HB I'm able to run a 15" 0n the 20" with minimal issues but the reverse would have the skeg dragging bottom a lot as Sid says.I have raised the transom on my 19' Grumman by 3" with no adverse effect.

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      • #4
        Vern the 19 FT an a 15 /10 OMC 15 shaft will work but if you went a total of 4.5 inch up you would loose big power on your turns [ any turn ] if you use some plywood on a lake an buld. a false transom an see what I mean , with an eng with a 9 inch prop I am not surs how it would work OMC has a 10 inch prop ,the cavation plate will be out of the water

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        • #5
          Ok I guess if a guy bought a long shaft I could always build up the stern a bit higher if needed. I was thinking I can get motor and trailer picked up this winter. Canoe won’t be in until April or may but who knows if there will be any available by then. Thanks guys

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          • #6
            You want the motor as low as you can, not as easy to tip over , keep the center of gravity low if you can , as I see it , could be wrong BUT ?

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            • #7
              Since you just ordered it, why not wait until it arrives and then take it to a dealer and mount a short and long on it and see which one looks best. You can raise a long shaft up but not a short shaft down. The Albany has a 18" transom height right in the middle.

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              • #8
                That’s probably the smartest way to go. I currently have a brand new Yamaha 6 hp long shaft I bought to run on my argo but have never used yet. It would be nice to have two the same shaft length if it works out. I’m still undecided on a 9.9 or 15 hp. The price is very comparable. Thank you

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                • #9
                  Robin,

                  I have an older Yamaha long shaft and have had Evinrude long shafts that I have taken the 5" segment out of the lower unit. This usually requires a different drive shaft

                  Nope.....my mistake.....the Yamaha doesn't have a removable segment in the lower unit..
                  Last edited by VernAK; 12-16-2021, 16:37.

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