I'm in Fruit Cove... not far at all, just take San Jose to Roberts road and I'm off Longleaf Parkway. You're more than welcome to come check it out. I have it on a 1436 Jon boat. My parts should be here thursday and I'm going to take it to guana this weekend to see what type of difference it makes.
In regards to the Predator motor being junk, I can totally understand the thought process behind it because HF doesn't exactly carry quality products. With that being said... For 79 bucks (with 25% off coupon, which I have more of if interested) and the two year warranty, you cant really go wrong. I already returned one that broke because of my actions, and they took it back no problem. Heck, I'll return it every two years and keep trucking.
There is a guy in Orange Park that is a dealer for swamp runners, so you can buy straight from him and save about 60 bucks. He is very helpful, I can pass on his contact info if you want.
Call if you want to swing by and check mine out. 904-716-4604, Trey Knight
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