RhinoScores, Not a dumb question. Your asking it because you don't know. Just using common sense for sure. A short shaft or "standard shaft" as some might call it is 15". And it will fit on a transome that measures 15" from the top to the bottom, as measured at dead center where that motor will hang. The cavitation plate on the motor should be even with the bottom of the transom. Hope this helps.
I don't mean to hijack this thread but I'm very interested in your 5 hp motor. Do you have any pics or any more information? Does it have an internal fuel tank? Thanks for the help, you can email me at [email protected].
Sorry I could not get back to anyone sooner. I'm up at 530am and don't get home til 630pm. dd, yes the motor is still available. Tough to show do to work hours now. Best day will be sunday, if the weather allows. I'll call you Thurs. Night. Best I can do. Thanks. Matt.
im not sure if u called or not.i seen some unfamilar phone numbers on the id.if u can,please call and leave a message how to get ahold of u and we can set something up.im really interested in taking a look asap.