PLEASE NOTE - The anti cavitation plate is no longer used/sold on this model. The plate added no perfomance benefits for engines under 23hp and was essentially dead weight.
Mud-Skipper 18-23hp Surface Drive Assembly - Base Model
A no-nonsense version of our popular 18-23hp surface drive, the BASE model is direct drive via synchronous belt. The clutch is gone, saving weight and money! (cannot be retrofitted with clutch after purchase)
Please use the Engine & Assembly option above to choose:
Kit only - provide your own engine
Kit and engine - Ships on pallet by requires assembly
Fully assembled, ready to run surface drive
1 Piece Cast Aluminum Housing
304 Stainless Steel Rudder Plate and Tail Brace
Significant weight savings!
Includes the following features:
Fits 1" horizontal keyed shaft gasoline engines, like the Harbor Freight 22hp Predator Engine (pictured, but not included)
Synchronous Belt Drive
Direct Drive - No clutch, no reverse, manual trim
One 2 Blade Stainless Steel Propeller 10"
Kit Weight (without engine) - 120 lbs
Dimensions - 37"L x 14"W X 29"H
36" "Z" Style Foldable Tiller Handle
Fits Boats with 18-20" Transom
Locking Tilt Pin on Transom
Vented Body for Added Cooling
Stainless Steel Drive Shaft
Sealed Roller Bearings in Tail Assembly
Multiple Grease Points
Moveable Carrying Handle
Left and Right Hand Steering
Easily Adjust Height and Trim
Safety Kill Switch with Push Button Stop
Includes Engine Tachometer - Hour Meter
Ships on a Pallet by Motor Freight
18-23hp Base Model Kit DOES NOT include a Centrifugal Clutch and DOES NOT have Reverse or power trim
The kit fits the following 1" Horizontal, Keyed Shaft Motors - Please DOUBLE check that the engine you select has a 1" horizontal, keyed shaft (2-29/32" long, and has a 5" bolt circle)
Vanguard 23hp 627cc (Model 3864473079G1 and Model 3854473075G1)
Kohler Command Pro 22.5hp 674cc (Model PACH6803088)
Frame, sub-frame, main body and housing of this unit includes a THREE year limited warranty against manufacturer defects from date of purchase. Propellers and electrical components are NOT warrantied.
Internal components such as; clutches, chains, belts, transmission shafts, bearings, oil seals, sprockets, gears and gear shafts will include a ONE year limited warranty from date of purchase.
The unit may be returned for a full refund within 14 days of receipt if in NEW and UNUSED and UNASSEMBLED condition and in original packaging. (Gasoline engines from Mud-skipper have a limited warranty for 90 days). Returns within 30 days of NEW, UNUSED and UNASSEMBLED products will incur a restocking fee. Returns are NOT accepted for used, tested or assembled kits.
Buyer is responsible for return shipping for any/all warranty claims. Buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs. Mud-Skipper® does not provide pre-paid return labels. Mud-Skipper® and Revolution Surface Drive® registered trademarks. Mud-Skipper reserves the right to deny warranty claims for any customization, modification, disassembly of components or poor/lack of maintenance.
I recently purchased this surface drive, looking to upgrade from the chain drive model. I was skeptical at first.
After installing this surface drive unit I am pleased to report 100% satisfactory with it.
I run a 1652 polarcraft and this model pushes me in the river I fish at speeds of 20+ mph
I am pleased with mudskipper and will continue to use them for future project’s