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Old 01-03-2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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Is there a reason to buy a tall transom boat versus short transom boat if a surface drive motor is to be used?
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Backwash would be the main reason. Coming to a sudden stop or running the bow up on a steep bank or log with a short transom hull can lead to water dumping into the boat. A tall transom helps some in reducing the chance of this happening.
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What 50fps said...and I have backed down some steep ramps that wouldn't allow the boat to float. Water would have come over a short transom.
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I've only had my boat since April, but it has a tall transom and I've managed to put water over it a few times this year. I never put a lot of water into the boat, but a shorter transom would have put more in.
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