Cutting down a Thai longtail?

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Cutting down a Thai longtail?

Postby MarshMayhem » Thu Jan 16, 2014 8:24 am

Has anyone ever shortened a thai longtail kit. I'm looking to get one for a 10' hybrid I'm building, but a 85" shaft seems over kill for a 10' boat. Thanks for any help in advance.
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Re: Cutting down a Thai longtail?

Postby Lane » Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:50 pm

I run one on both 10' and 11' boats. I think if you want a shorter longtail you would be better served buying something different.
I actually would like the shaft longer to maximize the prop angle and hp
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Re: Cutting down a Thai longtail?

Postby pequawhonk1 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:44 pm

They need the angle for thrust but also the motor will be at to much of a cant and if you have a low oil indicator it will stall. Even if you disconnect oil indicator you could cant motor enough such that it does damage to motor from improper oiling. I have a 12 ft boat and at first the Thai kit with the 6.5hp was odd in length it is like second nature now.
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Re: Cutting down a Thai longtail?

Postby jscheirer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:03 pm

You could check out shorter motors like PPF Woodduck and Stumpjumper. I'm guessing you want to build your motor but you can use these as references. Good luck
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Re: Cutting down a Thai longtail?

Postby Cajunwannabe » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:04 pm

Build your hybrid with a hunt deck and build a short tail mud motor.
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Re: Cutting down a Thai longtail?

Postby MissedAgain » Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:55 am

The guy who sells the motors sent me a link to a video on his website - the Hybrid was running great.

The long shaft allows the boat to create the rear, following wave. The prop ride right in the following wave. The angle is slight. Works pretty well.

Go and check out his website, send him an email if you must. It worked well.
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