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Replying to:Long or Short Leg Outboard for RL24 Well ?
Hello, I have just bought one of the legendry RL24 MkIII's with a (broken) rustic and rusty 1983 Evinrude Short Leg. I have been furiously measuring various outboards for the well and I think the Yamaha 8 HP 2 stroke twin will fit. For those looking at 8 HP twin cylinder outboards, it's about the only one likely to fit my well. The question I have is; will I be ok with the standard short leg or do I need the long leg ? If I go long leg the motor won't fully swing back inside the hull line, but that's secondary to considerations of reliable motoring. My motor mounting point is 350mm or 1'2" above the hull line. Therefore the propeller shaft would be about 230mm or 9" below the hull line. Any advice appreciated. Thanks, John Whitelaw