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    Quote Originally Posted by Amazer View Post
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    Hopefully the pictures of the SwampRunner on the Kaboat came through on this post.
    how was your fuel consumption? Is it comparable to a small outboard?

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    Youkon, I don't know. I remember reading another post and it all seemed comparable to a 4 stroke. Maybe aknative1987 can provide some more accurate info on the fuel consumption rate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amazer View Post
    Youkon, I don't know. I remember reading another post and it all seemed comparable to a 4 stroke. Maybe aknative1987 can provide some more accurate info on the fuel consumption rate.

    I would think that's true, I don't have a 6-8hp fourstroke but my longtail burns very little fuel. I would assume the biggest factors are application and chosen props.

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    At constant wide open throttle I burned through a .9 gallon tank in about an hour and twenty minutes. I don’t know, but there may be some varience from brand to brand, and MPH is hull dependent.

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    Someone should by this.

    Be perfect for a Kaboat:
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    Quote Originally Posted by martyv View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tchoutacabouffa View Post
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    It should work. Been a while since I have been on there. The further up you go the swifter it gets.
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    if the tide is out it can be a problem, in fact if the tide is in it can be a problem , [with motor draft] as I see it SID

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    14 ft kaboat with 9.5 hp Evinrude shortshaft.

    Run number 1: low tide. ran aground sheared pin on prop. floated out.

    Run number two: low tide. ran in about 9 miles. on step most of the way. dug gravel twice but no issue in shallow water mode. guesstimate top speed against current 12 mph. burned 3 gallons of a six gallon tank. will try to make it to Carmen lake tomorrow. going to try Placer today. I have the DM210 tag as a nonresident. Any help is greatly appreciated.




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    I went out last weekend for 5 days scouting for my DM922 (Coldfoot to Youkon Bow Moose) tag. The Kaboat and longtail combo worked great for me. The rivers were high because of a lot of rain. So the water was moving fast all week. The Kaboat handled very well with a full load about 550-600 lbs. After camp was set up I was scouting with a lighter boat and averaged 11 mph and could run as shallow as 8" with no problems at all. If my fins on the Kaboat didn't scrap the river bottom I could run the water. Now with the prop half out of the water I gave up some performance. Just a reminder I have the 15' Xl/ Alaska model with a small swamp runner I got from Aknative1987. It came with a 225cc no name motor. The motor ran well I just had to make sure not to store the motor on the carb side or oil would leak into the cylinder. Overall all the motor and swamp runner set up weights 85lbs. Even with my amateur river running I barley dinged up my prop. The prop is aluminum and is the weakest link in the setup, designed to fail. I ran the set up about 10hrs total in the five days.

    It would be nice to have more horse power but then the motor setup would be in the 125 lbs range. If someone wanted to go with a bigger setup I think the 15' Kaboat would handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kk alaska View Post
    I use the Hydo-shield on a Kaboat and love it have a frame also which greatly reduces porpoising.
    I got a Hydro-shield for my 9.8 and Honda 20, only test ran the 20 but put several hours on the 9.8 on the Kaboat on a trip, and it worded very well. No porpoising, protected the prop well, and probably helped get more traction in rough water.
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    RandyS, did you get any performance numbers with the 9.8? I am courious as i am think the would be a good second motor for the Kaboat. When I don't have to run very shallow. Did the Hydro-shield do a good job protecting the prop in the rocks?

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    I did not get any numbers; too busy hunting. I can say that the 9.8 seems ideal for this boat; the only time it does seem to slow somewhat is in heavy chop even going with the waves. If you have the floor fully inflated to at least 10 psi and no rainwater or splash aboard, it is surprisingly fast.

    Incidently, it is hard to inflate the floor to that level without a very good pump.

    I only hit rocks twice this trip but there were no dings on the new prop; pretty sure there would have been if it was just a skeg. Maybe someone with more experience can weigh in.
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    I have run a Hydro Shield for many years on several boats, works great Speed as I recall with a 9.8 4 stroke around 20 MPH as I recall posted speeds in earlier threads.

    Most people don,t run floors to 10 PSI checked while it is in the water.

    Sold my Kaboat and bought a Solar 420 Inflatable jet boat much more versatile for my uses.

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