-- Last Updated: Mar-03-13 8:33 PM EST --
..... excellent choice !!
You can shorten the shaft if you wish to ... not difficult , just thought I'd give you something to think about there .
Nicely built mount , strong , precise and well deigned ... that's what it takes for a good strong motor like yours , good job , proud of ya !!
I installed a 4" thick solid wood block under the deck plate . A hole was bored right through the deck into the block , into which a tube bushing is seated . Any 3/4" solid shaft can set precisionly into the hole and spin 360 degrees .
This is what I put into the hole , what you can design on top of the plate has endless potential ... a rudder , a motor mount , a seat , a table/platform , etc.