Caught me a Mud Buddy!

Discussion in 'Mud Motors' started by Mudhole, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. Sand Man

    Sand Man Elite Refuge Member

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    :l X 1,000,000,000
     
  2. leaky wader

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    you guys need new bait. I think your minnow fell off:p
     
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    careful there toby...i don't think that was the kool aid flavor of the day:dv
     
  4. Kevin Hall

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    I can verify that ... it's my new boat and motor. The top speed with 1 person (190 lbs.) was 26.7 mph.

    I just got home with it last night ... the motor only has 45 minutes on it right now ... that will definitely be remedied this weekend! :D The only modification to the motor, so far, is the addition of a wire-tie to the governor spring. ;) I'm gonna wait until it's broken in before I do anything else.
     
  5. olbaidhh

    olbaidhh Elite Refuge Member

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    Those are good repectable numbers with that rig and motor, glad you like it...

    You'll get some more as well once it's tweaked.

    Take care and have a great season:tu
     
  6. Kevin Hall

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    Yeah ... that's one solid boat! I'm glad I went ahead and sprung for the winch on this one! ;)
     
  7. Kevin Hall

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    I took the boat/motor out today for the first time in Florida ....

    Here's the specs again...

    18x54 Excel MudBuddy edition, 1/2 box, battery and gas tank under the front deck, 36hp ProDrive, FPR, and power trim.

    Today, I had my daughter (105 lbs, soaking wet) in the boat with me (190 lbs).

    Top speed - 27.7 mph ... managed to catch a little bit of a ripple on the water. ;) Motor is turning ~4300 rpms out of the water (no load) & 3950 under power. I've got 3 hours on the motor now ... 2 more to go & I'm ready for its' first oil change.

    I tried to find the worst crap that I could to run through ... solid pads, cattails, hyacinth, hydrilla, etc. I even managed to find a 200 yrd. stretch of floating mud tussock. The PD ran through it all !!! Mostly without losing any speed. I also ran up a log infested creek ... no problem. ;)

    I was impressed! :D
     
  8. Hizzoner

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    Those numbers are good to hear. I plan on having my new PD motor by the end of the month to hang on my 1754 Excel. I hope I can report similar numbers
     
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    respectable and believable numbers Kevin.
     
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