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Offline TheCutNShootTiredGuy

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Boat Mud Motors
« on: August 23, 2016, 11:54:02 PM »
....Been looking into a Mud motor for my boat. Anyone on the Forum running a Mud Motor like, Gatortail, Pro Drive.

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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2016, 08:58:58 AM »
My son has a ProDrive and he has been real happy with it.   I think they are both well made for their intended use.   The thing you need  to make a decision on is the reverse.  One has a gear reverse but throws mud on you and  the other has a manual reverse  that takes time, but you can actually plane out backwards.  Look at videos of this operation of them.

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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2016, 09:29:52 AM »
I know guys who have them. Some love them some sold them after a year. They are great for hunting and fishing the marsh. The ones who sold them tried to use them as a multi purpose boat. I have a friend who bought one and a 40hp outboard. He switches motors as needed. Those boats are built tough. I hear they are getting more reliable.
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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 12:50:50 PM »
Thanks. My concern "WAS" the multi use question. Mike

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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2016, 07:29:35 PM »
What are your intended uses for a surface drive and what percentage are you going to use it in shallow (10"-) water?  What type of boat will you put it on?

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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2016, 01:04:21 AM »
I have talked myself out of a Mud Motor. Just gonna replace my 70 HP Johnson with a 75 or 90 HP Yamaha.

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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 11:33:44 AM »
Good choice that 70 yammy is a great motor
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Re: Boat Mud Motors
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2016, 10:34:00 AM »
I re-powered my bay boat a couple of years ago with a 150 Yamaha 4 stroke and I could not be happier with its performance, reliability, fuel economy, not to mention that it is so quiet that I have actually tried to start it several times while it was idling.  I really love the 4 stroke and it runs my boat much faster than the 125 merc 2 stroke that I had.
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