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what mud motor kit to build?

Postby jakefromflorida » Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:31 am

Plan on building a long tail for this season. Preferably higher or around 11hp. What motor kit did you build and why over others? Thanks guys.
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Re: what mud motor kit to build?

Postby tknight006 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:21 am

Jake,

I recently purchased the SPS Longtail kit (popular on ebay) from a local vender here in Jacksonville. I powered it with a 6.5hp motor, that is now running 10-11hp after some modifications. I'm running on a 1436 Jon, and get 17-18 by myself, and 13-14 with another person and some gear.

Its a great kit as far as I can see. It runs good, and has a good warranty behind it. Where in Fl are you located?
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Re: what mud motor kit to build?

Postby jakefromflorida » Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:03 am

tknight006 wrote:Jake,

I recently purchased the SPS Longtail kit (popular on ebay) from a local vender here in Jacksonville. I powered it with a 6.5hp motor, that is now running 10-11hp after some modifications. I'm running on a 1436 Jon, and get 17-18 by myself, and 13-14 with another person and some gear.

Its a great kit as far as I can see. It runs good, and has a good warranty behind it. Where in Fl are you located?


tk, Currently in Putnam County. I'll be moving again in January, hoping to get somewhere in north florida via job positions.

As of right now, I walk to Lake george behind my house.

I'll check it out then, I feel pretty good about fabricating or any extra weldind needed. But how are the instructions just in case? ALso, it includes everything needed to get up and go?

THanks
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Re: what mud motor kit to build?

Postby tknight006 » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:38 am

Jake,

The kit includes everything except the motor. (and grease, of course)

The instructions are a little out dated, as they have made some changes to the frame, but they are still easy to understand. I built it with no problem, and I'm not a mechaninc in any manner. You can have the kit, and motor for 550.

PM me if you have any questions, and I can help you out. I can promise you that you would not be disappointed.

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Re: what mud motor kit to build?

Postby jakefromflorida » Mon Sep 09, 2013 11:35 am

Trey,

I may be giving you a pm in a few weeks then, still looking for the right setup. But when I do get it, I plan on knocking it out asap.

any other suggestions, my ears are open.
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Re: what mud motor kit to build?

Postby ruckup » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:43 pm

If you have a little talent, imagination, and your somewhat internet savy you could build your own from scratch. I used Honda GX340, Hill Prop, Beavertail bearings and shaft. Im limited on talent but hardheaded, and it was a fun build. It turned out pretty good as it has held up so far this season, since Aug.
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