How do you measure a motor shaft?

To measure your outboard motor shaft length, measure from the bottom of the mounting bracket where it rests on the transom to the top of the cavitation plate, this is the horizontal surface of the lower unit immediately above the propeller.

How do you measure an electric motor shaft?

Measure down from the mounting surface of the transom or bow to the water level. Add 5″ to waterline measurement for fishing in rough water. Add 12″ to waterline measurement for steering a hand control motor while standing. Use this measurement and the tables below to find the appropriate trolling motor shaft length.

How do you tell if an outboard motor is a short or long shaft?

Measure from the top of your transom to the bottom of your keel. If it is from 15″ to 17″ long you’ll need to get a Tohatsu outboard with a “short” shaft. If it is from 20″ to 22″ long you’ll need our “long” shaft outboard.

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What size motor shaft do I need?

To do so, you will want to measure at the exact center of the transom from the very top to the very bottom. If it measures 15″ or with in a inch of that you will need a short shaft outboard. If it measures anywhere from 17″ to around 22″, then your going to want to go with a long shaft motor.

How do you measure an outboard motor shaft?

To measure your outboard motor shaft length, measure from the bottom of the mounting bracket where it rests on the transom to the top of the cavitation plate, this is the horizontal surface of the lower unit immediately above the propeller.

What is a shaft size?

The shaft tip size is the the diameter of the tip portion of the shaft. For irons, this will usually be 0.370″ (parallel) or 0.355″ (tapered). For woods, it will be either 0.335″ or 0.350″. To choose the tip size needed, you’ll want to match it with the ID (inside diameter) of the hosel of the golf club head.

What tool do you use to measure a shaft?

Shaft measurement can be performed with a variety of metrology tools, from handheld devices such as micrometers and snap gages to high-end coordinate measuring machines (CMMs).

How is shaft voltage measured?

A shaft voltage probe uses a small conductive brush to safely and conveniently make electrical connections to motor shafts. The reference contact of the probe is connected to ground at the motor housing. The measurement can be done on both the drive and non-drive ends of the motor.

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How do you measure shaft on electric trolling motor?

The shaft length on a trolling motor is measured from the base of the motor head down the the top of the motor compartment.

What happens if you put a long shaft motor on a short shaft boat?

RE:Long shaft, short transom

Aside from losing several inches in draft, using a long shaft motor where a short shaft should be fitted will most noticeably effect your top end speed. You may also notice steering problems and will have a reduction in fuel economy.

How far below the boat should the prop be?

A boat rigger’s rule of thumb is that the motor can be raised one inch for each eight to 10 inches of distance between the transom and prop. As the prop moves further aft, it’s also likely to be in cleaner, “harder” water, and be more efficient.

Can you run a short shaft outboard on a 20 inch transom?

zike Elite Refuge Member. If you set the motor back far enough without jacking it up, a short shaft will work on a 20″ transom. Never argue with idiots as they will do nothing but bring you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Can you convert a short shaft to a long shaft?

Your short shaft motor can also be sold as a long shaft with a Bay Kit. A long shaft motor can be sold as an extra long with a Bay Kit. Motors can be easily converted back to fit any customers need. Bay Kits come complete with all parts needed to make the conversion.

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