15hp Johnson short shaft

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2014/04/30 19:55:38 (permalink)

15hp Johnson short shaft

We have a 15hp Johnson that needs to be converted from a long to a short shaft. I am under the impression that the short will just bolt on once we take the long off. Anyone have a short or know where we could get one? How much do they usually run? Thanks for the look. Any info is appreciated.
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    eyesandgillz
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/04/30 22:54:52 (permalink)
    will a 9.9 rude shorty bolt up to a johnson upper?  if so, i have one that we could work a deal on.  might look funny with the colors.  research it and let me know.
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/04/30 23:44:56 (permalink)
    Honestly I have no idea. I know the Johnson is early 2000s. I will check. What year is the Evenrude?
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/05/01 07:15:37 (permalink)
    All you have to do is remove the 5" spacer on the lower unit, change the shift shaft and drive shaft to the short version whitch I think I have or buy on eBay/Craig's list and shorten water pickup tube by 5". You still use the rest of your lower unit. Easy to do.
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/05/01 11:05:33 (permalink)
    I'm not sure on the rude but I think late 80's/early 90's.  Might be too much of an age difference.  
     
    I have no clue on the internals of the rude lower.  I received it as a "parts" motor when I bought my boat in '08.  The rude's powerhead is bad but was told everything else should be fine.  My boat has an '84 15 hp Johnson on it.  I have used some small things off of the rude but not a lot.  
     
    If I get the chance tonight, I'll get the serial number off of it and look up the year.
     
     
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/05/01 13:09:00 (permalink)
    Thanks fellas for the info.
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/05/01 20:32:37 (permalink)
    Off by a decade.  It is a 1978, Model No. 10824M.
     
    Have no idea if the lower unit is compatible.
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    Re: 15hp Johnson short shaft 2014/05/02 22:12:38 (permalink)
    I doubt it. Thas a pretty big "spread". Thanks tho.
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