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Offline Painlesstom

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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 12:23:24 AM »
Might be able to attach a 18-volt drill to it when your arm gets tired.......... :)

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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 01:02:57 PM »
Might work as a blender in a washtub sixe container for a big party but little else.   :))

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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 01:33:17 PM »
LOL You might be on to something Bill! HAHA  :D

The drill idea would just be a tease, Roger. haha How far do you think a drill battery would last? 100 feet??  :-O
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 09:39:49 AM »

Hard to get help on the river so im surprised not seeing anyone adding a backup motor like this one.
I think the mount frame can be installed in the back and a motor carrier can be setup in front for balance.
For some that are less than 150 lbs has room for additional weight especially when exploring new rivers.

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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 12:59:02 PM »
Neat idea, would be fun to play with one. But having to buy it from Brazil and pay $200 shipping isn't that great. If you need parts, where do you get them? Weight being an issue also keeps me from exploring backup solutions. I always have my paddle and tool kit, so far that's been all I've needed. If all else fails I have my phone to call for help. If I'm out in a new place, I'll always go up river.
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 02:24:33 PM »
That was my big mistake when i went to explore tennessee river. I cruised downstream and had my motor died and was not able to start it. I have to dial 911 to get help because i can't find anyone to help me and don't know anyone in the area. They came and helped me and i was so embarrashed.
At home i found the problem and it was the carb full of water. Yes my engine cover has a hole above the carburator. And for sure it was the water coming from the Jet Pump when turning pushing water on top of my engine cover.
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 05:18:36 PM »
That will do it. I've made deflectors to prevent any stray jet wash from going in my cold air intake or intercooler. One reason I made the pump covers on mine, then when I added reverse that wasn't enough and I drowned my carb a couple times before making a plate to block my intercooler from incoming backwash. haha Electric start let me get it running again without too much issue.
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2019, 10:24:49 AM »
Very pricey.... I bet they don't ship many of those.

Before I got a Mokai, I had a Malibu X-Factor kayak. Paddling wasn't my thing so I got a trolling motor kit from Bassyaks that was good quality and didn't break the bank. http://bassyaks.com/products/kits-available/wilderness-systems/
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 10:54:09 AM »
That will do it. I've made deflectors to prevent any stray jet wash from going in my cold air intake or intercooler. One reason I made the pump covers on mine, then when I added reverse that wasn't enough and I drowned my carb a couple times before making a plate to block my intercooler from incoming backwash. haha Electric start let me get it running again without too much issue.

Think I had a similar issue this week at the reservoir. I launched, boated in to the camp site about 4 miles with no problem. Beached it nose forward with the engine compartment still floating. I'm thinking that speed boats and 20 mph wind gusts caused waves to roll over the pump and into the muffler exhaust. I had about 1/2 gallon of water in the back end and the top of the engine was wet. I took the engine out to dry off and take a look at the spark plug and linkage, everything seemed alright. After trying to start it about 20 times, it finally started. It stalled a few more times before running w/o anymore issues. The base of the muffler was putting off a lot of steam once the engine warmed up too. Made me thirsty for a cup of tea. Lol
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2019, 02:20:56 PM »
That's exactly what happened. If that's something you expect to happen again, you could get some thin sheet aluminum from TSC or similar store and make a deflector to install inside the hood.
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Re: Backup Motor
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2019, 03:55:21 PM »
We plan on reversing the Mokai and put the engine on land, it'll help keep them more secure once we make camp. We usually cover them with a tarp, which probably would have helped in this case but the weather was nice and didn't do it this time.  Also working on a project with my sister, just need to get the boats back into Pittsburgh...I'll keep you updated.
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