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.
The Twister XL standalone base is $620 plus shipping. Please add the Mud-skipper 16hp Electric Start engine to your cart and we will ship everything you need to get right on the water! The Twister also fits the following 1" Horizontal, Keyed Shaft Motors:
Everything works great except the 3 blade prop. I contacted Mud Skipper and they fixed the issue immediately. If you don't have any mechanical skill, this isn't for you. I read online some bad reviews and realized they were from people who want immediate gratification. If your patient and spend some time getting it dialed in, it's great! and gives me the shallow water access I need. PS the 8 inch 2 blade has worked the best for me so far.
Twister 8-16hp kit
Posted by Jason on Jul 27th 2021
Grease fitting was broke when it arrived. Not a hard fix. Might be good for them to ship with grease fittings unassembled. Looks like its a quality build. The prop has good welds. Not sure why someone took a grinder to it to try and clean it up... Still haven't put the kit together but I am pleased with the product so far
Posted by Taylor steele on Jul 23rd 2021
just want to say product was awesome shipping time was great, clear and easy to read and understand instructions, fantastic product I love my mudskipper twister on my predator 420 does a great job pushing my boat across the water thank you for the awesome service.