I couldn't be more pleased with this kit. Shipping was timely and packaging was decent. There was enough packing material to compensate for lack of care from the delivery process. It paired well with the 420cc Predator engine from Harbor Freight. The directions are easy enough to follow but Do Not tighten the motor mounts prior to installing the tail. It binds and will not fit. Once bolts are loosened, it slid right on. This project was completed and installed on my 1448 Grizzly Tracker just in time for ice to hit. It performed flawlessly pushing the boat, 4 hunters, and gear to the blind. I would purchase again.
TWISTER OUTBOARD MOTOR SYSTEM (8-16hp)
TWISTER OUTBOARD MOTOR SYSTEM (8-16hp)
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.
Unique steering handle with 90 degree adjustment.
Right and Left Hand Tiller Option
Reinforced Clamp for Transom Mounting
Easily detachable tiller handle quickly connects to either side of the frame providing both left hand and right hand steering.
9.5" Stainless Propeller
Cantilever Style Throttle Lever w/ Ergonomic Grip
Stop Set for Prop Trim Adjustment.
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
Overall length 94"
Length from transom to end of throttle control 45"
Pre-tapped for M6 grease fittings (grease fittings included)
Includes push button/tethered safety kill switch
The Twister XL 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 18mm thick. (almost 1"). 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 with marine grease until full (approx 1-2 oz of 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 XL is returned in new, unused condition and is still in its original wrapping within 14 days.
Please select one of the Mud-Skipper Electric Start engines above and we will ship everything you need to get right on the water! Twister XL also fits many other 1" Horizontal Keyed Shaft Motors, including:
- Harbor Freight 420cc 13hp Horizontal shaft gasoline engine
- Honda G300-400, GX-240, 340, 390, 270
- Honda 11hp GX340 models: GX340UT2QA2, GX340UT2QNE2
Honda 13hp GX390 models: GX390UT2QAA2, GX390UT1QNE2, GX390UT2QXC9 & DUCAR 13hp (which is a Honda GX390 clone)
- CARROL STREAM COMPANY 11hp, 13hp, 16hp
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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