Based on the information provided in the last thread I started on the subject I have been keeping my eye open for a motor. I think I found a motor I might be interested in. It is a 1972 18hp evinrude that a local shop has for sale. The went through the engine and replaced/rebuilt everything in need. They want 695 which is definitely in my price range. However, the motor is a short shaft and I am not sure if I need a short shaft or long shaft motor. The boat is an aire leopard with oversized tubes (28" if I remeber well). With the boat fully inflated and on pavement it is just over 24" from the top of the transom/motor mount to the pavement. Does anyone have any idea of if I should be looking for a long or short shaft? Any information would be of help thanks.