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New toy - longtail outboard kit

Discussion in 'Boats / Watercraft / RVs' started by Longshot270, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Longshot270

    Longshot270 I'm too COOL (lazy) to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    I was looking for a cheap outboard for my square stern canoe but couldn't find any used ones that looked decent...so I decided to build one. Found a mini long tail kit on ebay for $375 plus $80 shipping that was designed to fit on the $99 Harbor Freight 79cc engine. Got the last of my parts in yesterday and today was my day off so I put it together and broke it in. My next day off will be at the lake :thumbs:

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  2. Longshot270

    Longshot270 I'm too COOL (lazy) to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    This is the company the parts originated from. I bought it from their American distributor.
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    That's pretty cool. I've seen some flat bottom boats in Louisiana that use a similar setup.
     
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  5. dirtyoldman

    dirtyoldman I'm now on Medicare,officially old.

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    Them things are all over SE Asia.....swamped a few sampans with those on 'em :jester:


    Pretty good means of propulsion though :thumbs:
     
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    florida boy I'm NEW... What now?

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    go devil owned about 3 of them best motor to run in the swamp
     
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    Longshot270 I'm too COOL (lazy) to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    BlueCollarPilot Boy I say boy

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    That's really cool Colby!
     
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    That thing rocks! San Marcos river?
     
  10. Longshot270

    Longshot270 I'm too COOL (lazy) to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    Yeah, me and my brother put the boat in off of FM 1979 and motored up to FM 1977. It is around 5 miles of river bed that we motored up and then halfway down. Motor works great going up riffles, not so much going down. :lol: My kayak and canoe paddles were very handy on the trip back.

    I'm also glad that I had brought one of my little multitools. Had the lead come off the throttle cable and had to use the extra little cable stops I had clamped on as an afterthought.
     

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