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Old 03-06-2019, 03:56 PM   #1
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It's been awhile since anyone has commented on these. I've been looking at them for awhile to use on the Wapsi. I'm to old to get in a hurry but need some power to get over the sand bars and get over a few branches with my 1448 flat boat.

I was hoping to gain some knowledge from any Twister owners here, mainly quality/power? I'm thinking the Mud Skipper 9hp elec. start would work.
Feel free to comment or send PM - I'd greatly appreciate it - Thanks


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I used one for a year...

Pros:
-Easy to drive...kind of like having an outboard
-very light and seemingly well constructed
-moves pretty well

Cons:
-Not as good as a long tail in mud
-not as fast as a surface drive
-props are very flimsy (never broke one but i would carry a spare)
-vibrates a lot at low speeds
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Old 03-10-2019, 11:29 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply & great info Altrocker1, It would be hard for me (I'm old and fat) to stand and steer a long tail for a 3 mile journey on the wapsi and thatís one of the reasons I was thinking short tail twister. I donít need speed but some torque would be important over sand. Iím typically smart enough to now where the sand bars are on the wapsi but they do change somewhat over the many years so youíre always gonna grind a little and bump a log.

I also plan to use it here on the Mississippi for trapping/hunting/fishing.
Another reason Iím looking at the twister is itís light weight because Iím 6í1Ē, & 260lbs and figure I could sit closer toward the center of the boat to steer.
May I ask what motor you were using on your twister ?
Iím still trying to compare weight/hp/torque and looking at their 7hp or 9hp w/elect. start. If I can get up to 10mph Iíll be happy.
Going down stream is easy Ė itís getín back upstream that can be a challenge with lower water levels on the wapsi !
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