Mud Motor Size

Discussion in 'Mud Motors' started by mufb, May 16, 2018 at 2:46 PM.

  1. mufb

    mufb Refuge Member

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    I'm thinking about ordering a mud motor kit and building a mud motor for at least one of my layout boats. Currently I have a 12' Hunt 'Em Foam layout boat. On the Swamp Runner site they recommend the small and mini kits for layout boats. I would like to go with the small kit and a motor similar to the Predator 212 but I'm concerned about the weight. Some of the places I hunt we have to go over levies so keeping weight down is ideal.

    Does anyone run the mini kit with a 3.5HP motor on a layout boat and how does that work for you?

    Thanks.
     
  2. warrenwaterfowler

    warrenwaterfowler Senior Refuge Member

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    Layout boat? Never heard of anyone putting a motor on one. Layout-7-564.jpg
     
  3. mufb

    mufb Refuge Member

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    Used on 4Rivers, MoMarsh, etc all over around here. I'm just not sure what size motor guys are running on their boats as I have never had one.
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  4. lax

    lax Elite Refuge Member

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    Get the most Hp you can on the lightest setup you find. Keep in mind also that you don't have a dance floor for turning at speed.
     
  5. msk

    msk New Member

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    wow, really like that blind setup. Is that a refuge runner?

     

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