Backwater 35-37 lite

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  1. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    BW will be introducing lite versions of the big block motors, this means no U-joint, direct drive shaft, offering a little more push and speed. This may prove to be the new paradigm of longtail, hoping somebody here will get lucky and test drive one!
     
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    Will be interesting to see. I might could be in the market for one of those. I have no longtail experience. I have a lowe 1648 mv low transom rated for 35hp. Not a mud boat. I was eyeballing up the 23. I like how short backwater motors seem to be. Obvious con of the lite is a slightly longer shaft but i dont know how big a deal that really is. I know u joints create power losses. I guess we will see.
     
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    Actually lite versions will be offered in both reg and short versions. I have the 59" BW 26.5 kohler efi on my 1648 grizzly and i get 20 mph by myself, pretty sure your hull could handle 35 or 37; if you have wood transom that can be reinforced, friends of mine have run gd and mb. 25 hplongtails successfully on 1648 rivetted lowe hulls for years.
     
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    Good to know ! I was actually referring to the length difference between the swomp and the swomp Lite. I have a 15 inch transom. I have an old 25hp Johnson that weighs under 100 lb. Also have a gas tank, group 29 battery and minnkota tiller trolling motor in back right now. I know the 23 would be okay. A 35 might be getting heavy. I probably could get by by relocating the battery but I definitely do not want to get rid of the trolling motor. It has proven itself extremely useful for setting decoys as I sometimes have to hunt deep water.
     
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    23 with both electric and recoil start is good choice for that hull.
     
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