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Advice on Small Outboard Needed #13377432 12/19/19 07:19 PM
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I was in the market for a motor for my Grumman Sport Boat to replace the 15 HP Gamefisher I had on it. The power was great, but I wanted something lighter. It's rated for a 5HP, and I found a great deal on a 2002 Mercury 5hp Four Stroke that I just couldn't pass up. The only issue is, it's a long shaft and I need a short shaft motor. I use it for duck hunting and running up and down rivers and creeks.

I'm sure that there is a way to convert it to a short shaft, but is it financially wise to do so? If not, can anyone suggest a dealer that would make a fair trade? The motor runs great. Just too long. TIA

Re: Advice on Small Outboard Needed [Re: Streater] #13377848 12/20/19 03:01 AM
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No cheap way to convert it.
A dealer is not going to make a fair trade as they want to make a profit.
Just keep looking for what you want.

Re: Advice on Small Outboard Needed [Re: PowerLizard] #13378051 12/20/19 02:18 PM
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Thanks PowerLizard. I appreciate the advice. Looks like I'll get the title in my name, then sell it for a profit. It doesn't appear to have too many hours on it and it runs like a bat out of hell.

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