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Old 07-05-2013, 15:30   #1
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Torqeedo Dingy Motor, Short or Long Shaft?

I have a line on a used long shaft torqueedo 1003 (3 Hp Equivalent) outboard engine.

I'm currently still boat shopping, but thought I might snap this up for whatever dingy I might end up with.

Would a 3 HP long shaft be a dumb idea for a dingy? I'd hate to spend some bucks on it only to realize it was a newbie mistake and that I really needed a short shaft to avoid grounding it on dingy trips to beach.

Experienced input anyone?
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Yes it is very long for a dinghy. I have a short shaft and it is almost too long. I love the motor though.
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Old 07-05-2013, 16:55   #3
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Re: Torqeedo Dingy Motor, Short or Long Shaft?

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Yes it is very long for a dinghy. I have a short shaft and it is almost too long. I love the motor though.

Gotcha. Bummer, but much Thanks for the input!
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