We have modified my MudBuddy Hyper again, from a short 32" drive shaft to a 42" drive shaft. A buddy gave me a 42" drive shaft housing with locked up bearings and shaft off a tall transome Hyper 23 hp. We built a new shaft and replaced seals and bearings and installed it on my Short transome Hyper.We have water tested it and found it does better getting off logs, and digging out in shallow water. The extra length also cut back on tiller torq. It also picked up 2-3 mph, must be because of prop running further away from areated water at back of boat, getting better bite with less slip. Anyone thinking of doing this mod To a MudBuddy should go ahead, you will be surprised what that extra 10" will do for your rigs performance.