Quality of surface drive engines?
Although I originally championed the surface drive/ freighter canoe idea - I'm no longer as enamored with the choice
of engines the companies are using. My mud buddy 18 hp just about stranded me alone in the middle of Minto flats last
year. The Woodway mechanics got it running 500$ later.New starter -some kind of electrical glitch- starter,ignition,battery,
interface problem? Of course I'm a terrible electrician. Also, the fuel pumps seem to fail every time there's a change iN
barometric pressure. I've changed them many times. I carry 3 spares. Honestly, the dependability of the system is a
concern to me for travel to remote places.I used Hondas for 15 years without a glitch. And., there's only 140 hrs. on the
The thousands of miles I've paddled had no such concerns.
That aeromotive has been discontinued.
You could try one of the electric pumps.
would a good snowmachine pump work they work off crank case pressure for the 2 cycle units don't know about the 4 cycle units ??????
What exactly is their choice of engines? Are they using a commercially available off the shelf motor, like a Kohler or Briggs & Stratton?
Originally Posted by kandik