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Mud Motors #7977995 09/17/20 05:03 PM
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I have a budget of around 1500 for a long tail mud motor for a 14 pintail piroque that is coming out of MS. What is the best bang for the buck

Honda or Briggs and Stratton Motor ( what I have seen so far)
Around 10 HP is all I need. Not interested in going fast just interested in getting there and back

Looking for personal experiences with the smaller ones. All the marketing material looks the same after awhile

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Ever heard of the thai longtail kits? I have one from SPS it is on a harbor freight predator engine which costs around 100 bucks..

It may not be what you are looking for but it is an affordable setup and gets me and my 12 ft alumacraft into trouble.


https://www.mudmotorkit.com/

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thank you sir. I have looked at those kits.. are they pretty easy to install.

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went to stupid tube and saw an 8 year girl put it together. This is in my wheelhouse

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Re: Mud Motors [Re: Perkjerker] #7978554 09/18/20 12:49 AM
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Backwater Swomp for durability.


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thank you team. appreciate the input

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I have a backwater motor with 5 hp Honda on our 14 ft Jon boat and it does pretty good in our small marsh. Been a great motor. Just re mounted it today and it started right up.

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https://www.backwaterinc.com/swomp-motor-kits.html

If I had to get a new motor I'd buy one of these and slap the 22hp predator engine on it.

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PM me or text 713 530 9182. I have a 5hp long tail for sale. I want it gone.


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Those pintails aren't rated for very much HP. Better check on that before pilling the trigger on anything. I'd recommend a Backwater swomp lite


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your right. they are rated for 5-7HP. I looked at the backwater swomp lite.. Its on the list . Thanks for the input.

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HP rating does not mean much, weight of the motor does. Talk to boat manufacturer to understand max weight you want, then go for the most HP you can get for the weight. That’s what I did with my momarsh.

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Thanks Guy

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