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New Surface Drive mud Motor Build

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New Surface Drive mud Motor Build
So I am dialed in most departments as this is not my first build but this will be the largest built a 16Hp V-twin.

The area I am looking for input on is the transom mount.

Mud Buddy sets the tilt pivot up and back from the transom, allowing plenty of room for installing a trim setup

Copperhead sets theirs in the middle of the transom bracket elevated some to allow for trim

Outboards the pivot is at the front of the transom mount.

Thoughts and ideas?
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How are you going to configure your shaft i.e. how far back to the prop?
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Drive shaft will be around 27" or so long
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Go Andrew! I will be watching this one close, keep posting.
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Are you building it with tilt n trim? Manual or mechanical?
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At the moment manual trim, although I do have a trim unit from a Merc 15hp that I may take a look at but I would prefer to stay manual to keep weight down.
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This is where I am at for the transom mount currently, been I am using a larger motor than I have before and it seems to be the way Mudbuddy does theirs.

Though is I can move the tilt pivot back and up, making it easier to trim.



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andrew chaffe: Jul 14, 2018, 8:31 AM