Torqueedo shaft length for dinghy

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Torqueedo shaft length for dinghy

Postby SKI3PO on Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:54 pm

I have decided on the Torqueedo 1003C for my dinghy but I am wondering if there is a compelling reason to choose long shaft over short shaft? I have the factory RIB for a dinghy. It measures 16 inches from the top of the transom to the bottom of V in the hull. Short shaft is 24.6 inches and long 29.5 inches. Tugnuts please weigh in. Thanks.
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Re: Torqueedo shaft length for dinghy

Postby aculverwell on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 am

I have the Torqeedo 1003C with the short shaft, and even that seems almost too long for my factory RIB. I would definitely not get the longer shaft.
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Re: Torqueedo shaft length for dinghy

Postby Todd2 on Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:52 pm

I have the same set-up with a short shaft Torqueedo 1003C. It really looks long with the motor installed in the downward position and the RIB on the swim step davits. Once you see it you'll be glad you got the short shaft.

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Re: Torqueedo shaft length for dinghy

Postby Connerkip on Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:34 pm

I too used the short shaft. Works very well. The long shaft will be more likely to hit bottom in the shallows.
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