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 Long tail design. The curve in the Twister 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 XL 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 - 8.5"
Cantilever Style Throttle Lever w/ Ergonomic Grip
Stop Set for Prop Trim Adjustment
Hand Tools & Screwdriver Included
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 grease fittings (grease fittings included)
Includes push button/tethered safety kill switch
The Twister XL Long Tail includes a 1 year limited warranty
$645 is the cost of the Twister XL kit only. Please add a gasoline engine for an additonal cost
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 THREE spots on the outer housing that are tapped to hold an 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 (additional cost) to go with your Twister long tail.Twister XL also fits many other 1" Horizontal Keyed Shaft Motors, including:
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.
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.
Posted by Ty martin on Dec 11th 2020
Before I ordered this kit I was talking with the customer service team that were very informative and very helpful answering all my questions and after speaking with them I decided to order the twister xl kit very shortly the kit arrived on my door step also I purchased the predator 420cc motor to go on it after opening the box everything was wrapped and packaged almost too good lol I promise you it wasn’t going to have a scratch on it!!! After looking at everything I was very impressed that this kit had every tool needed to complete the build and not some junkyard tools these tools were very heavy duty not ur typical kit ready tools. As I went through the instructions were very step by step easy to understand..... the only thing I had a question about was which wire to connect to for the kill switch so I called customer service and again they were so helpful and walked me threw on the phone which wire was what and how to connect it.. having great customer service before purchasing and after purchasing is why I rated this 5 star along with from time of unboxing to having this mudskipper in the water less than 3 hours. Also I was very impressed with how little vibration it had and it’s performance was really good so thanks to the mud skipper team for a really impressive kit!!!