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Retriever Long Tail Mud Motor Clutch System - 8-16hp - 1" - Twister/Custom Long Tail

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Retriever Long Tail Mud Motor Clutch System - 8-16hp - 1" - Twister/Custom Long Tail

Retriever Long Tail Mud Motor Clutch System - 8-16hp - 1" - Twister/Custom Long Tail




This model is for Twisters and Custom Long Tails (8hp to 16hp)

Retriever is our patent pending clutch system for long tail mud motors!


Easily installed to virtually any brand of mud motor, long tail or Mud-Skipper Twister, the Mud-Skipper Retriever clutch lets the propeller remain idle while the engine is
running at low RPM.

No more lifting the prop out of the water to start the engine, or to 
stop the boat.

We have a model for most brands of mud motor, 7hp and 8-16hp engines. Some models may have additional parts depending on the engine frame.

Safer, to trailer the boat from the water.
Safer, no danger from rotating props out of water.
Safer, when making sharp turns, less chance of tipping sideways.
Makes picking up decoys easier and faster.
Easier cold starts without having to hold the prop out of the water.
Makes docking a breeze. Gentler approach.

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Kit can be run dry without melting/seizing prop bushing - ideal for testing & maintenance.

Easy install, just remove PTO housing from engine, bolt on clutch and attach PTO housing to clutch.

Less chance of engine stalling and damage – Heavy loads and abrupt starts can put a burden on engines. Instead, progressive engagement with the load is safer. Centrifugal clutches specialize in smooth and shock-less acceleration.

Greater engagement speed control – The centrifugal clutch progressively engages to increase torque from the engine to the load. This ensures a much longer lifespan and more energy saved on startup.

No load on engine at start-up.

Fits all Thai long tail brands 

Unbolt the existing PTO Housing & PTO Coupler from the engine. Install the Clutch Back Plate to the engine casing using 5/16-24 SAE bolts with split washer.
Install the PTO Coupler to the engine shaft.
Install the Clutch Pads onto the shaft, followed by the clutch drum. Finally, bolt the PTO Housing to the Clutch Housing.

Uses your existing engine base plate, propeller shaft and transom mount bracket.

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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).

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