Long Shaft or Short Shaft?

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I am going to buy an outboard motor for my Capri 14.2 to get me out on to the lake. Will a short shaft motor work or do I need to get the long shaft? I have been able to find a couple of short shafts for sale but no long shafts.

Any recomendations? Anyone got a suitable motor they want to sell?
 
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I just bought a '68 evinrude short shaft and it looks like it is plenty. it is mounted on a motor mount, transom mounted it would prolly be short. 2 horse should be plenty.
 
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Long or short shaft?

I use a short shaft Suzuki 2hp. It works perfectly on a Catalina motor mount - mounted on the port side of transom. Mounts are inverted so as to keep clear of tiller.
 
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Motor Mount

Can someone who has the CatalinaDirect motor mount measure the width of the part that mounts to the transom? I have my transom plate all silicon-ed to the boat because of a repair that we had to make and it is not coming off, therefore I need to insure that the mount that I get will fit the wood that is on the boat. It looks slightly too big and I am thinking I may need to look for someone to custom-fab me a mount, PS. The shortshaft will work without the mount, but barely (if I sit next to it it works fine, but if I move forward it is not deep enough), and it would work very nicely being a couple inches more submerged. Now that the season is around the corner my goal is to get some kind of a nice mount set up.
 
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short or long shaft motor?

my 14.2 EXPO, equipped with factory motor mount, came with a long-shaft Minn-Kota. I sold it and bought a short shaft 30" / 30 lb thrust. Works fine and stays out of the way when sailing.

Dave in Kansas
 
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