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    So the time ahs come. I have decided to put a 4stroke mini outboard motor on my Outback for the long trips on our larger bodies of water. I still intend to troll and travel via mirage drive once I reach my destination but this will allow me to go farther faster. I am really looking forward to this. Now all I need to do is figure out the best most efficient way to mount the motor. DIY or prefab design. Does anyone run some time of motor with a similar mounting bracket and if so could you post photos here. I have done a few searches with very limited results. http://www.kayakbuddys.com/small%20leg.html
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    Go for it!!! I see no difference between that and a Torqeedo. Just one is a little quieter. I would suggest that you run the exhaust into the water just in front of the props. This will help with the noise in a huge way. Just sweat some copper fittings together from HD or Lowes. There are YouTube videos on how to do it. Also keep us informed of how it works out for you. I think it is a great idea and have been thinking of doing it myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    Go for it!!! I see no difference between that and a Torqeedo. Just one is a little quieter. I would suggest that you run the exhaust into the water just in front of the props. This will help with the noise in a huge way. Just sweat some copper fittings together from HD or Lowes. There are YouTube videos on how to do it. Also keep us informed of how it works out for you. I think it is a great idea and have been thinking of doing it myself.
    Thanks for the vote of confidence.. will the copper be okay that hot? And yea a lil noise for some extra distance.

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    Well they use copper in steam boiler systems and they get 212+ degrees. Plus you will be moving so air flow across the piping will help with keeping it cool. Just use heavy duty copper piping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    Well they use copper in steam boiler systems and they get 212+ degrees. Plus you will be moving so air flow across the piping will help with keeping it cool. Just use heavy duty copper piping.
    Kool thanks

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    Mounted up.

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    And it's still nice!!
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    Thanks looking fwd to thaw out for sure!

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    Just curious but what is your total investment?? I know the lower unit came from KayakBuddys.com but what about the upper unit?? Also the mount, home made or store bought??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve6902 View Post
    Just curious but what is your total investment?? I know the lower unit came from KayakBuddys.com but what about the upper unit?? Also the mount, home made or store bought??
    $675 total the mount was more than i planned to spend but i got over excited and wanted to have it all set up and not have to try DIY lol plus its very clean .. the mount comes with a counter weight also which is nice

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