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#11048384 - 08/17/15 11:24 PM Hands-free mud motor troling on a jon boat
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#11060153 - 08/24/15 06:03 AM Re: Hands-free mud motor troling on a jon boat [Re: WillieRip]
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I sure do like the idea of that type of motor. I wonder how much power is lost though?
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#11071390 - 08/29/15 01:31 PM Re: Hands-free mud motor troling on a jon boat [Re: WillieRip]
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Long tails like that are slooow. Used to have a 24hp Honda on my 1648. It would top out at 20 with just me. Now have a 35 surface drive and it tops at 27

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#11110308 - 09/17/15 06:36 PM Re: Hands-free mud motor troling on a jon boat [Re: WillieRip]
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Power loss? It's direct shaft. Although I don't know of a way to measure brake horsepower, there is no transmission loss as I understand because it's direct shaft, but I may be wrong.

There are plenty of guys getting 20 mph with longtails like this from simple 6.5 hp powerplants like this: because it uses a go-kart powerplant you can hot-rod it just like you would a small-block 350. Considering I can build one of these for less than $600, then modify it to produce twice as much horsepower, it's not a bad deal.

There's also plenty of guys running V-twin 22 hp longtails running 25 mph. That's more speed with less horsepower:



Here's a guy doing about 90 mph. This is a jet ski engine though, but longtails are not slow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TcxQyqGF-A


Edited by WillieRip (09/17/15 06:45 PM)
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