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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:17 am 
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We are in the process of buying a outboard motor for our Hobie TI. We were thinking that a long shaft would be better for the kayak setup.
Can anyone comment on this before we make the purchase?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:10 pm 
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Short shaft Honda 2.3 on mine.

https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic. ... oard+shaft
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:43 am 
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I went with short shaft per stringy's posts in the TI outboard mount thread https://www.hobie.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=53785

The height of the mount is key.....8.5" above the gunnel has worked well for me.

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Happy motoring! Once tried, you'll never want to be on the water with out it! Doug


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:21 pm 
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We also have the short shaft Honda 2.3's (pair), we have been running them a long time now with no major issues. No matter which motor brand you get, I suggest running ethanal free recreational gas (available at many gas stations around here) if you can get the stuff. A lot of guys are also running the Suzuki, I can't speak on that one since I don't own one.
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