How to Make a Surface Drive Motor
You’re in luck if you’ve ever dreamed of building a surface drive motor. The simplest motors are relatively inexpensive, but you don’t want to spend too much. A surface drive can be very expensive and can weigh 350 pounds. Many people aren’t familiar with how to maintain a surface drive, which can lead to concerns about their longevity and serviceability. It’s not as difficult as you might think.
A surface drive motor is a popular design for mud boats. They are popular with hunters who hunt in deeper waters and perform better in mud than long tail motors. The short driveshaft also allows them to reach higher speeds, but they don’t offer as much leverage to negotiate shallow waters. The design of your motor will depend on the type of application and area you’re targeting.
Mud-Skipper is another popular surface drive motor. This company makes surface drive mud motors in various configurations, from the 5-7 horsepower Feather-Lite model to the 40-hp Pro Model. You can also get power trim, reverse, and a cast aluminum tiller. These models also feature stainless propellers, which are standard on the Pro Models.