Products Reviews for DIY Mud Motor Kit - 8HP - 16HP

Self-Assembly

Reviewed by: Kevin on 09/30/2014

I purchased this kit from Robert and the customer service that I received was nothing short of amazing. Robert made sure I had everything I would need to build my own kit, and responded to follow up emails to help me along the way. The kit is very easy to understand and assemble and you should be on the water the following day. I am very impressed with the balance of the tail and the engine/mount. I put a 9hp Honda engine on a 14 ft flat and am able to get on a nice plane. The overall build quality of the frame and shaft seem very durable and I look forward to many hunts using this setup. You will not regret purchasing products from this company.

Rated: 5 out of 5


Kit Construction

Reviewed by: Joe Kuzma on 06/22/2015

Kit was very easy to assemble. Parts are well organized and appear to be of excellent quality. Robert and staff were absolutely excellent with follow up service and questions. This company should be the model for how all companies treat customers after the sale. Will buy again from them and suggest all my friends look into these kits as well.

Rated: 5 out of 5


8hp to 16 hp kit

Reviewed by: Nolan Bourgeois on 07/19/2015

I purchased the 8hp to 16hp kit and I put a 13 hp predator motor on it with the 8 .5 propeller. The kit was very easy to put together. When I received my kit it was missing the nut to holds the propeller on . It was lost in shipping . I called up Beaver dam mud runners and they called me back quickly and got me the part the next day. After getting the part in we decided to go try it out that night frogging. The setup overall is good, it pushed us good and when we got were we need the power to get truth the lilies, it was easy to control. It even impressed my brother who owns a Go Devil . I would recommend this to anybody and customer service was awesome with Beaver dam mud runners thanks

Rated: 5 out of 5


Living the dream

Reviewed by: Jeff C. on 08/15/2015

Words can not describe ho w happy i am with my new clp long tail. I have about 10 hours on it now and am currently running it on a bone stock harbor freight predator 420cc motor w/ 8.5"on a custom built 14x48 (all welded 1/8 plate aluminum with decks and boxes) flat bottom weighing in around 250lbs. Went out for a speed run today and got 18 mph with me, my sister, a cooler, 3 gal gas can plus bunch of bow fishing gear. Motor was very easy to handle with the new bent bar vs the old straight one i had before. Looking forward to this coming season

Rated: 5 out of 5


8-16hp kit

Reviewed by: Nick on 03/05/2016

So I did a lot of home work before I bought this kit. This is the first mud motor and long tail I have ever seen in person of operated. This review comes after one full season of use, and by far is the best motor hands down that u can purchase for the money! We used this in timber, open water, rivers, and lakes. It's light weight and easy to operate. We had this on a 1756 fiberglass boat with the 13hp predator( wanted a Honda but due to budget) with decoys and two guys and was outrunning my buddies G3 with a 25 mercy outboard loaded down with 3 guys and gear. It put together quick and easy. Easy directions. Plug and play kill switch was great. The only prob we found was the shaft freezing on the ride to the water. But a few minutes moving it under water it freed right up. And I wish the throttle came with a metal lever instead of plastic, but that was a $7 fix at Walmart. We were passing all the competition in 12in water or less when they had to slow for shallow drive or troll. We did manage to break one prop this season, but we were trashing it the whole time in timber and sandbars. It broke all expectations and is back by Honda. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. Can't wait for another solid year.

Rated: 5 out of 5


Very satisfied customer!

Reviewed by: Ronnie Rushing on 08/14/2016

After a lot of research I decided to go with the Beaver Dam Mudrunner. I couldn't be more happy! I purchased this kit for a 13 HP Honda GX390. The kit was very easy to install with the instructions/owners manual that was supplied with the kit. I started out with still water at a local lake just to get familiar with the mud runner. They do react much different than a regular outboard engine but after about 10 minutes I was ready to take it to a shallow river. Once I made it to the river I was amazed at the performance! I was able to go places with my boat that I never imagined before. I think this is the only product that I have purchased in my life that actually exceeded my expectations. If your considering a mud runner set-up for you boat, this is the one!!

Rated: 5 out of 5


Long tails out west

Reviewed by: Gabe Bouse on 08/23/2016

BDMR customer service is the best they answer questions quickly and will admit if somethings wrong. It made me feel like the good old days when a hand shake meant something. The kit works great. I built it in one night and have already had it in the river and A shallow reservoir. Can't wait till duck season to give it a good test.

Rated: 5 out of 5


Best of All Longtails - Commerical Fisherman

Reviewed by: Clinton Fewell on 11/04/2016

I'm a commercial fisherman. I have run all three motors kits from all three importers. I also run a Go-Devil. You can see my videos on Beaver Dam mud Runners forum. Beaver Dam Mud Runners is by far the superior kit to all others. I will put mine up against my Go-Devil or any of the other three manufacturers any day of the week. I have over 1700 hours on my kit and have had no issues with it.

Rated: 5 out of 5


Perfect Kit

Reviewed by: Shaun Reid on 09/28/2017

This was a perfect kit for my 15ft. Peenoe (Gheenoe/Riverhawk). The kit is made of high quality parts and was an easy mount for the Predator 480cc engine. The kit & motor make for a high quality yet affordable mud motor. I have had a chance to use it several times this summer fishing the shallow trout rivers in Arkansas and it performed perfectly. Cant wait to get it in the swamp during duck season!

Rated: 5 out of 5


Still going strong!

Reviewed by: Ronnie Rushing on 10/12/2017

Two summers and 118 hours later my BDMR is still problem free! ( 13hp Honda w/8 -16hp kit ) I am just as pleased with my BDMR today as I was over a year ago. If you are considering a long tail setup for your boat then I would definitely recommend BDMR. Robert Milner and his guys at BDMR are very knowledgeable and helpful. Their customer service is awesome and they stand behind their products. They are very honest and will not try to sell you products that you don’t need.

Rated: 5 out of 5


Kohler Command Pro 14hp trash pump to longtail

Reviewed by: Larry Ehlert on 12/06/2017

I had an older Kohler Command 14hp 429cc electric start engine that was used as a trash water pump. I wrote to BDMR and they answered all of my question, convinced me i could make it work. I had to flip the mount up side down because oil filter and starter were in the way and two mounting holes did not line up with my motor. These were not surprises nor were they a problem. I drilled the two holes with a cordless 19.2v drill. I also made a gasket to go between engine and long tail housing that may not have been needed but was easy to add. I mounted my mud motor on an aluminum v bottom row boat, rated at 14hp and 700lbs. I started with an 8" prop recommended by BDMR. I coulnt be happier with the results! The boat gets up on plane and handles better than it did with a 12hp outboard short shaft while getting into shallow waters that the short shaft could never do. The prop is right where both wakes come together and is in deeper than the water im am going over. I also had the opportunity to race a 12' flat bottom with a Predator 16hp, wood bushing brand and 8" prop. I expected to get beaten badly, smaller lighter boat with 2 more advertised hp. My rig left him behind by about 5mph and my engine is more quiet. I cant speak for new Kohler engines or other models as this is an older model that i am not sure they still make exactly the same. If you have an old motor laying around, call them. They will get you the specs you need to have to see if yours will work. Im thinking about turning my 11hp genenator into a mud motor next.

Rated: 5 out of 5


Very satisfied customer

Reviewed by: Dakota on 01/11/2018

I purchased the 8-16hp kit and installed it myself in about 2 hours!! Very easy to install by yourself and lightweight compared to my previous homemade longtail. Overall a great product. Very customer friendly and quick response to any question you have. I even had it at my door in two days which is awesome!!!! Thanks BDMR for the awesome service and awesome product!!!!

Rated: 5 out of 5


Amazing support

Reviewed by: Donnie Wooton on 06/02/2019

I wasn’t the original purchaser of the kit, but they have treated me like I was! Great support, great product!

Rated: 5 out of 5


Amazing support

Reviewed by: Donnie Wooton on 06/11/2019

I wasn’t the original purchaser of the kit, but they have treated me like I was! Great support, great product!

Rated: 5 out of 5


Awesome product

Reviewed by: Alex on 06/25/2019

This was one of the best investments I’ve made so far. Kit was easy to assemble and runs in an inch of water no issues. Everyone on the lake was asking where I got it from. Definitely won’t be the last product I buy from Beaver Dam Mud Runners!

Rated: 5 out of 5


Awesome product

Reviewed by: Alex on 06/25/2019

This was one of the best investments I’ve made so far. Kit was easy to assemble and runs in an inch of water no issues. Everyone on the lake was asking where I got it from. Definitely won’t be the last product I buy from Beaver Dam Mud Runners!

Rated: 5 out of 5

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