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Old 12-12-2015, 08:42   #1
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Identify Strange Outboard?

Someone going duck hunting. Have never seen such a thing. Any thoughts?
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:55   #2
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Re: Identify Strange Outboard?

Wowza dude...

That woulda caught my eye too !!! Not seen one like that before, even in redneck land.... Looks like those Thai pushers with the prop on the end of a stick???
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Dunno. I see a heat exchanger thingy on top, or is that a fuel tank? Strange design with the long shaft, lower unit looked like a break-formed box rather than cast alloy. Home build? If so, nicely made with decent finish.
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Dunno. I see a heat exchanger thingy on top, or is that a fuel tank? Strange design with the long shaft, lower unit looked like a break-formed box rather than cast alloy. Home build? If so, nicely made with decent finish.
Air cooled 20ish HP?, I think the biggies, B&S etc make an 18... So not an exchanger... My guess is tank, but it also looks like a fairly traditional muffler...

I'm with ya on the brake forming and home build... I think this is a guy who really is a craftsman...
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Re: Identify Strange Outboard?

Really common around here, they call them mud boat motors. Used to be made up with Briggs and Stratton lawnmower motors on a homemade tripod frame with a 5 or 6 foot shaft and a very heavy duty, thick section prop. Now, they are produced commercially by a variety of manufacturers.


Used mostly for duck hunting around here, they can run directly in the mud. Probably not very environmentally friendly, I wonder about restrictions in other states?
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How 'bout that!

Thanks for the education Jimbo !
Just a smidge South into flatwater mudville changes the whole scene...
Delancy- google image search brings a ton...
https://www.google.com/search?q=mud+...w=1280&bih=614
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Check out the ice motor!!!!
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Check out the ice motor!!!!
D... that is so cool!

007 or some nemesis missed out on this !
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Re: Identify Strange Outboard?

It's a mud motor, will run almost anywhere an Air boat will


Just one, there are several of course
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Nice add A64

Delancy... Thinking about it now..... I sure could use one them there ice motors to trench out a wire run!
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Really common around here, they call them mud boat motors. Used to be made up with Briggs and Stratton lawnmower motors on a homemade tripod frame with a 5 or 6 foot shaft and a very heavy duty, thick section prop. Now, they are produced commercially by a variety of manufacturers.


Used mostly for duck hunting around here, they can run directly in the mud. Probably not very environmentally friendly, I wonder about restrictions in other states?
Thought it was for shallowdrive use… kinda reminds me of the longtails around SE Asia. Prolly a bit quieter though…
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Check out the ice motor!!!!
Now that looks like the chosen vehicle of the Alaska Chainsaw Massacrer!
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Re: Identify Strange Outboard?

The longtails are used too, but a real mud motor is incredibly tough, can hit logs, stumps, rocks etc. with no damage, the boat they are put on is usually about 1/8" or even .25" thick aluminum
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