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Old 03-30-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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My father purchased a mud buddy last season, we took it out once and was impressed compared to what we were running before, however it does not go in reverse? Is this something you have to pay extra for, if so how much do you think it would cost as an addition, or can it even be added?
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no reverse period. end of story. finito. finished!
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:48 PM   #3
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haha thats the dumbest shit ever, looks like im investing in a push pole
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:47 PM   #4
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haha thats the dumbest shit ever
I thought the idea was you just crank it to the side and spin in place to turn around?
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yea thats a good idea if you are close to the shore though sometimes you dont have enough room to swing it around, it works in theory but not in real life, so you find yourself running into the shore alot
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Old 03-31-2011, 03:24 AM   #6
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Pro Drive Mud Motors have a reverse, but not in the sense you would think. The lower unit spins around and pushes the water back under the boat in order to reverse their direction. Check it out on their website.
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Also, I just checked out Gator Tail motors and they do have a true reverse on their models.
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Old 03-31-2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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Who needs reverse??? You will learn fast on boat placement as to how to get turned around. Been running mud motors for 11 years now without it and I would never waste my money on it. Sure there are some that offer it, but one you have to spin the motor around on one and the other is not true reverse like an outboard... You'll be just fine without it, trust me.
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I have to expain this stuff to my wife all the time. Reverse on a mud motor is like buy a refridgerator with out ice and water in the door. You can do it, it is cheeper, but why it the hell would you not want ice and water in the door? and once you have ice and water in the door, you could never own a fridge with out it.

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