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    Try this one. Attachment 95235 the straight piece is the cross piece for the front and the bent/welded one is the back. The side pieces no shown are about 10 feet long. They are together because of the jig I used for welding. It's about a 6 inch drop.

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    This talk of porpoising on the Kaboat is perplexing to me. I have not experienced it. I keep the floor at 10 psi with a gauge, don't have a frame, and keep rain water drained. I guess i'll get the prop guard. Ah, spending money on boats this early in the year; I feel better already just thinking about it.
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    Hydro- Shield acts like a Hydrofoil the stern lifts at speed, I have been using them on various boats for around 20 years.

    https://www.hydro-shield.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk alaska View Post
    Hydro- Shield acts like a Hydrofoil the stern lifts at speed, I have been using them on various boats for around 20 years.

    https://www.hydro-shield.com/
    . Looking at it I see it mounts differant too. It comes off the bottom of the skag. Mine mounts on the fins above the prop. I also made a prop guard that mounts on the bottom skag. Maybe I should mod it so it bends up a little. have to try it first. Open water can't get here fast enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK DUCKMAN View Post
    Try this one. Attachment 95235 the straight piece is the cross piece for the front and the bent/welded one is the back. The side pieces no shown are about 10 feet long. They are together because of the jig I used for welding. It's about a 6 inch drop.
    AK DUCKMAN, I can't see the attachment can anyone else?

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    No no no, no, no,

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    Would a kaboat with a long tail motor be s good option to get up the placer river and the Twentymile River. Carmen river.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Amazer View Post
    AK DUCKMAN, I can't see the attachment can anyone else?
    . I tried taking them from my phone guess it didn't work. strange thing is I Could.

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    I'll try again later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tchoutacabouffa View Post
    Would a kaboat with a long tail motor be s good option to get up the placer river and the Twentymile River. Carmen river.


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    What kind of speeds are you wanting to get? I think that is where most of us are pausing on the longtails, is speed.

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    Enough speed to get upstream???


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    [QUOTE=tchoutacabouffa;1626470]Enough speed to get upstream???


    If you read the full thread that is debatable on what is enough. I am going to try out the long tail on the Kaboat this spring breakup and if I get 10 mph I will be happy and buy one. If I can get up stream at 6-7 mph by myself, fuel and camp then I think its worth it. But if someone is traveling say 70-100 miles up stream or they only have the weekends to hunt then for most people that's not fast enough. You also loose maneuverability with the long tail so on small streams that can quickly become an issue.

    So for me it will most likely be a good option (based on 10 mph) for many, probably not. I also have a 6 hp short shaft OB that I use now too. I want the long tail for the small / skinny waters to get away from everyone (if that's possible).

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    [QUOTE=Amazer;1626486]
    Quote Originally Posted by tchoutacabouffa View Post
    Enough speed to get upstream???


    If you read the full thread that is debatable on what is enough. I am going to try out the long tail on the Kaboat this spring breakup and if I get 10 mph I will be happy and buy one. If I can get up stream at 6-7 mph by myself, fuel and camp then I think its worth it. But if someone is traveling say 70-100 miles up stream or they only have the weekends to hunt then for most people that's not fast enough. You also loose maneuverability with the long tail so on small streams that can quickly become an issue.

    So for me it will most likely be a good option (based on 10 mph) for many, probably not. I also have a 6 hp short shaft OB that I use now too. I want the long tail for the small / skinny waters to get away from everyone (if that's possible).
    Exactly!! I am waiting for your report. I know that my journey here I'd be happy with 10 mph but not 7 mph, unless I used the kaboat strictly as a shallow water craft (haul it in my bigger boat).

    I will be moving to the valley this summer, and I know that I will hunt out of the kaboat, until I buy another river boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tchoutacabouffa View Post
    Enough speed to get upstream???


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    You will need to be a little more specific. Is that 5mph? or 10 mph?

    That is the million dollar question for all of us, what is that magic number?

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    I am only familiar with the 20 mile river and it gets pretty swift further upstream. I would say that the 7hp longtail would be marginal for the swifter parts. I sold my longtail because it was really too slow. I might get a 13hp longtail at some point. I have 1974 25hp evinrude jet I'm going to try out this summer. We will see.... I know the 15hp 2 cycle evinrude works great but not shallow enough.
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