Mud motor questions

Discussion in 'Mud Motors' started by Quackhead2008, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Quackhead2008

    Quackhead2008 New Member

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    It's just two rings with set screws in them then the handle slides in and you tighten the set screws
     
  2. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I'd shorten the handle & put pods on the back end.

    Ringbill
     
  3. Allinodad

    Allinodad Senior Refuge Member

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    DO NOT cut that handle down. You need the leverage. Figure out what side you are going to shoot from. Turn your motor so the handle sits on the opposite side. Put an eye bolt in the seat and run a short bungee over the tiller handle. I have also found that although it takes some getting used to, that you will wear yourself our a lot less if you move your handle to the right side. Cheers
     
  4. Quackhead2008

    Quackhead2008 New Member

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    I wondered about that as I read to put the handle on the other side I have always ran an outboard with that side so would be strange putting it on the other side might have to try it
     
  5. Allinodad

    Allinodad Senior Refuge Member

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    You'll actually get used to it pretty quickly.
     
  6. Quackhead2008

    Quackhead2008 New Member

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    How noticeable is the difference because I have never ran a mud motor before but it's only a 6.5 hp and I didn't think it was that bad ?
     
  7. Allinodad

    Allinodad Senior Refuge Member

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    If you didn't have any issues I would say leave it. Come to think of it when I had a 212 it wasn't that bad but with the 420 it is a workout. Also, from the looks of it you probably are sitting, whereas I stand when I drive. Cheers
     
  8. Quackhead2008

    Quackhead2008 New Member

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    I can sit I just ran on my knees so I wasn't standing
     
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    darkvibe Senior Refuge Member

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    I shortened the handle on my swamp runner mini by almost a foot.
     
  10. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    I posted some similar suggestions on the boats/blinds side. Can't see the transom mount for your motor but maybe you can drill and place a stop pin where it tilts up/down. BW does this on their lite motors.
     

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