So it didn’t really start off the best, with not having a list of tools you would need to have, but you only had to read two pieces of paper to become familiar with the Mud Skipper longtail mud motor assembly so I guess thats a positive? Overall the assembly of the kit is simple, because there is no adjusting of tail weight, so there seems to be less parts. The bad thing about this is that, if the tail weight isn’t correct (which it wasn’t for me), its not going to be easy or fun to drive. You are going to have to be pulling up on the handle and fighting the prop to stay in the water once you reach higher RPM’s and speeds. Thats the bad thing about improper tail weight balance.
The kit was okay to install, but since the transom on my 1436 Alumacraft LT has a steep angle to it, I had to flip the transom bracket around to allow proper clearance and operation of the mud motor. The transom bracket did not seem to sit correctly, and you can see it in the video. The instructions were not the best and you had to guess about a few things and where they went because the instructions were also out of date. The pictures were colored, but again, were out dated. Overall not impressed or pleased with this kit so far.