Longtail 72" or 58" shaft?

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  1. noweil

    noweil Elite Refuge Member

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    Looking at buying a longtail mm wondering about the 58" shaft Crawfish model or a standard longshaft like a 72". Anyone with any experience shine a little light on this topic for me.

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  2. LouBshoes

    LouBshoes Senior Refuge Member

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    It all depends on your transom of your boat. If you have something like a 16to19" transom then you will want the shorter one if it is bigger then you want the longer one.
     
  3. DVR

    DVR Elite Refuge Member

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    the longer one will perform better as far a speed goes. the crawfish model would be better in tight timber or similar terrain.
    if you have a tall transom you need a shaft even longer (85") than the two sizes you mentioned.
     
  4. Nab

    Nab Banned

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    The 72in model will be better in most situations - will work fine even in the timber - I can't think of any place that I go in the trees that the shorter one would have made any difference - also if you have a tall transom and need a tall transom model GD makes one for the same price as the regular one.
    Also, most people want the 72in model so think about that also - it will easier to sell in the future if you want to upgrade or just get rid of it.
     
  5. noweil

    noweil Elite Refuge Member

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    That is the knowledge I was looking for.
     

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