Beaver Dam Mud Runner 8hp to16hp Medium Kit – Unboxing
To kick this 2018 TLT Mud Motor Battle off, we are unboxing the Beaver Dam Mud Runner 8hp-16hp Medium Mud Motor Kit. The next kit to follow will be the Swamp Runner kit, and after that will be the Mud Skipper Kit. Each kit will have their own article. This is Beaver Dam’s article. If you want to see the others head over to our Articles Page where you can find what you are looking for!
The First Mud Motor Kit Unboxing
The Beaver Dam Mud Runner DIY Mud Motor Kit 8hp – 16hp
- The most expensive out of the three kits
- Website seems a little outdated and hard to read
- Sells other accessories and hunting equipment for boating
Beaver Dam Mud Runner is a distributor. CLP is the Thai long tail brand. Beaver Dam Mud Runners is the only distributor in North America allowed to distribute CLP long tails. This is the same with Swamp Runner who deals with SPS, and Mud Skipper that deals with CKS.
- Smallest box out of the three kits
- Good packaging – Parts wrapped in paper and fit nice in box
- An overall heavy kit
The Beaver Dam Mud Runner kit was well packaged. The box was the proper size and the parts were well protected. The only issue I encountered with packaging was the shaft. The shaft has two ends, the prop/skeg end and then the splined end that connects to the motor. The splined end protruded from the packaging and was showing when I received it, but it did not look damaged. So that is one thing Beaver Dam can improve on.
Overview of Onboxing
Overall this kit doesn’t look bad. All the parts had their own separate plastic bag, only one loose nut in the box, and on top of each part having its own plastic bag, each part was wrapped in paper. Everything in the box was well packaged and has close to 0% of getting damaged. The Z-bar handle was wrapped with the shaft. The packaging on the shaft and handle could be better, but it still arrived undamaged.
All the pieces and parts are heavy, except the coupler housing and support bracket; the transom bracket, the engine mount, the pivot arm, the throttle lever, and the shaft, especially the shaft! The shaft is very heavy compared to the other two shafts. I think this is due to being full of grease, but that will get addressed in another video and article.
Z – Bar Handle
Throttle Cable – not visible
Eye Bolt- in bag
Hardware and Misc. Bag
Coupler Housing Support for Shaft
- Engine Base – to mount engine on
- Pivot Arm – for engine base
- Transom Bracket – to connect engine to transom
- Coupler Housing – houses the shaft to engine connection
- Two Adapters – connects inner long tail shaft to engine shaft
- Z-bar Handle – tiller handle
- Throttle Lever – goes on end of tiller handle to control throttle
- Throttle Cable – connects engine’s throttle control to throttle lever on handle
- Kill Switch – emergency engine shut off
- Eye Bolt – to mount kill switch
- Props – 8″ & 8.5″
- Hardware and Miscellaneous – bolts,grease fittings, ect…
- Coupler Housing Support for Shaft – Coupler can’t support shaft by its self
- Shaft – 85″ shaft
Beaver Dam Mud Runner packaged their product fairly well, and from my first impressions, the kit looks like it should work well. I’m keeping these unboxing fairly short because its the beginning and its not too interesting compared to what is happening in the future. The comparison articles will be jammed pack, full of information on these kits will be much longer. Let me know if you like the layout of this article and if it is easy to read and understand! It would help other readers out and help me improve my website. Thank you for being apart of this adventure and I hope to see you on the next video and article!
Beaver Dam Mud Runners – CLP
- Most expensive kit at $549 + shipping
Swamp Runner Mud Motors – SPS
- Middle Price kit at $499 + shipping