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Fully Assembled Twister XL (8-16hp) - The Short Longtail Motor Kit - Ships Ready-To-Run

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Fully Assembled Twister XL (8-16hp) - The Short Longtail Motor Kit - Ships Ready-To-Run

Fully Assembled Twister XL (8-16hp) - The Short Longtail Motor Kit - Ships Ready-To-Run


Fully Assembled Twister XL (8-16hp) - The Short Longtail Motor Kit - Ships Ready-To-Run

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We've taken all of the work out of assembly for you and now offer this fully assembled, ready to run Twister

Select your engine at checkout:

  • Mud-Skipper 13.5hp electric start (total weight 125lbs)
  • Mud-Skipper 15hp electric start (total weight 130lbs)


Twister frame and engine come fully tested - just add gas and go!

Fully assembled Twister Long Tails include the following services:

  • Fully crated and secured for shipping
  • Correct amount of engine oil added
  • Pre-lubricated tail
  • Hardware torqued down correctly
  • Throttle control hooked up and tested
  • Kill Switch hooked up and tested
  • We can also add anti-vent plate or exhaust if purchased
  • Ships by truck, on a pallet ONLY.

Here is what you STILL need to get:

  • Gasoline
  • Suitable lawn mower style battery (for electric start)
  • Battery leads (for electric start)






The Twister uses a tough multi-core flexible inner shaft so the prop shaft is curved, presenting the propeller at the correct angle and reducing the overall length considerably. The shaft on this unit is only 48” long, half the length of the Longtail design. The curve in the Twister-tail also allows the engine to sit lower in the boat, making the center of gravity lower and the boat more stable.


Some of the Features of the Redesigned Twister XL Include:

Each kit now includes a prop adapter to switch to a tapered and keyed propeller!

Ergonomic Center Mounted "Z" Style Tiller Handle - Easy to use with either hand!

5 Point - Reinforced Clamp for Transom Mounting

Aluminum Throttle Lever

Stainless Steel Throttle Cable

Powder Coated Frame - Hammer Tone Grey

Redesigned Propeller Hub - Easier Access to Bearings

Redesigned Engine Base - Lengthened For Clutch Housing (Clutch Sold Separately)

2-Blade Stainless Propeller - 8"

Cantilever Style Throttle Lever w/ Ergonomic Grip

Stop Set for Prop Trim Adjustment

Hand Tools & Screwdriver Included

Engine Base Hole Pattern - 7-11/16" x 3-3/4"

PTO Engine Bolt Hole Pattern - 5" Diameter (holes are 3.5" from each other in a square)

Weight 54 lbs (Kit only)

Overall length 94"

Length from transom to end of throttle control 45"

Pre-tapped for grease fittings (grease fittings included)

Includes push button/tethered safety kill switch



The Twister Long Tail includes a 1 year warranty.


Twister FAQ:

Q) How strong is the flex shaft?

A) The Twister's flex shaft is a braided STEEL cable (aka a Bowden cable) that is 16mm thick. (almost 3/4"). We've thoroughly tested the Twister to ensure that our customers will get long life out of the shaft. In the event that a problem with the cable arises, we have 100's of replacment cables available.

Q) Does the shaft require lubrication?

A) Yes. There are TWO spots on the outer housing that are tapped to hold an M6 grease fitting. Fill the PTO housing with marine grease until full (approx 1-2oz of grease). The tail portion comes pre-lubricated and does not immediately require grease.

Q) Is there a warranty on the Twister?

A) Yes, ONE full year from day of sale.

Q) Can I return my Twister for a refund?

A) A full refund (excluding original shipping cost) will be given if the Twister is returned in new, unused condition within 14 days. If out of its original packaging, used or has been assembled and is less than 14 days old, the return will be subject to a restocking fee.









Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, email us.


We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

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