Mud buddy motors outnumber all other brands here 40 to 1. And everywhere else in the world as well. The great thing about owning one in utah is all of your service, and upgraded can be done at the factory. The 45 mag is a great motor. It includes all of the internal mods, and if you want to upgrade later, the rest are all bolt on. The current hyper sport belt drives are tried and true bulletproof machines. If you can wait a couple months i would suggest checking out the Sport H. It has reverse, and lots of new features, and better suited for our conditions than the sport V. I will have one on my boat at all the bowfishing tournaments, and mud fest events if you want to see one in action. If you have any mud buddy questions feel free to let me know.
PS. Dont beleive anything you hear on mud motor talk. The whole site is ran by gatortail