Great unit, well built and easy to put together, will be buying a new 13-16 hp twister unit, although I'd love a surface drive, you can't beat the price of a twister over a surface driver or the maneuverability over a long tail. Great kit
TWISTER OUTBOARD MOTOR SYSTEM (5-7hp)
TWISTER OUTBOARD MOTOR SYSTEM (5-7hp)
TWISTER! A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!
TWISTER! THE SHORT LONGTAIL!
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 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 - 6.5"
Cantilever Style Throttle Lever w/ Ergonomic Grip
Stop Set for Prop Trim Adjustment
Hand Tools & Screwdriver Included
Engine Base Hole Pattern - 6-3/8" x 3-1/8"
PTO Engine Bolt Hole Pattern - 3-5/8" Diameter (holes are 2.5" from each other in a square)
Weight 40 lbs
Overall length 71"
Pre-tapped for M6 grease fittings (grease fittings included)
Includes push button/tethered safety kill switch
Modified engines take about 12-14 working days to prepare
Kit cost is $545 (Engine sold separately - please add engine at checkout)
The Twister Long Tail includes a 1 year warranty.
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). Add 1-2 ounces to the tail assembly.
Q) Is there a warranty on the Twister?
A) Yes, a limited 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 and is still in its original wrapping within 14 days.
Please add one of the Mud-Skipper Electric Start engines and we will ship everything you need to get right on the water! The Twister also fits many other 3/4" Horizontal, Keyed Shaft Motors, including:
- Harbor Freight 6.5hp - 212cc Predator
- Honda 5.5hp & 6.5hp - GX160 & GX200 models
- Home Depot 6.5hp Lifan - 196cc
- Carroll Stream 5.5hp & 6.5hp
- Briggs 208cc 3/4" Horizontal shaft model
- Duromax 7hp
- Kohler 6.5hp
- Tecumseh 5.5hp OH195XA-71234
- Many more.......
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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