I have another question. I wish to equip my very very old boat I am trying to bring back to life....uh.....14' Starcraft deep v.....sorta.

I have read to measure the distance from the top of the bow to the water and for Minn Kota add 20 inches.

Ok...I measure 18 inches and that puts me at 38. I have a 30" one and it is definitely too short.

My goal is to get the most pound thrust in a 12v motor. The bigger the pound thrust the longer the shafts are.

I do not want a lot of shaft sticking up above the bow as I fly fish.

Can one take a 52" or whatever Minn Kota shaft and shorten it to a preferred length"

Custom fit it?