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  1. IowaWaterfowler10

    IowaWaterfowler10 Refuge Member

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    I will be getting a sneak boat custom made out of aluminum. It will be just like the one in the picture except it will be 12’ instead of 15’, and is 4ft across the bottom. I was looking at a 13hp backwater kit and a predator motor but was curious what you guys thought....plans changed a little from the Kara for $1,000 I couldn’t pass it up. 931EECFD-EDA5-407A-9A09-7B293E851A94.png 931EECFD-EDA5-407A-9A09-7B293E851A94.png 0BBBF972-04BF-4B7A-B4B6-CC5279362521.png
     

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    take'm Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice looking rig !

    What's the weight difference compared to a 23hp?
    I've never owned a mudmotor that I didn't wish I had more hp.
     
  3. IowaWaterfowler10

    IowaWaterfowler10 Refuge Member

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    Not sure on a specific weight. But my cousin (Who welded the one pictured) has ran a 23hp mud motor on the boat above. But keep in mind mine will be three feet shorter.
     
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    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Look into a small Copperhead surface drive. They are light.
     
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    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm thinkng about a copperhead and ran across this review. I actually have a first generation Wigeon from Miccossukkee boats I bought in 93 I believe.

    Pretty well done review!

     
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  6. IowaWaterfowler10

    IowaWaterfowler10 Refuge Member

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    Those copperheads are nice but they sure are spendy!
     
  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl MEGA.

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    Buy once cry once when it comes to boats and motors.
    Hell, when it comes to most anything fun.:yes:yes:yes
     
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    GooseNipper New Member

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    I sent you a message.
     
  9. warrenwaterfowler

    warrenwaterfowler Senior Refuge Member

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    The Backwater is an excellent choice. Email Jake with any questions and he'll help you pick the right set up. I have the SWOMP Lite with the 22hp predator and it's a great set up.

    Avoid the cheaper thai kits- trust me
     
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    Click Refuge Member

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    I used to have a 12 hp copperhead and have been running a 23 the last 4 years on my EBADS. They are very well built low maintenance motors with top notch customer service. I wouldn't hesitate to put a 12 or 18 on the rig your talking about.
     

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