Unboxing Top 3 Long-Tail Mud Motor Kits
Unboxing top 3 long-tail mud motor kits. What do you think of that? We have unboxed all three kits and each have their own article:
Now it is time to compare them to each other. This article will be of the unboxings and first impressions. There will be a separate article comparing all the major pieces and parts of the kits with more in depth measurements and specific differences between them.
- Beaver Dam had the smallest box
- Swamp Runner had very nicely packaged shaft and tiller handle
- Mud Skipper had an over sized box with holes and moving parts
All the kits shipped for the same ballpark price of $60
- Beaver Dam had tightly packed their box with their parts and reinforced it with yards of tape.
- Swamp Runner had a foam, formed filling that fit all the parts perfectly. Say that three times fast…
- Mud Skipper wrapped all their parts in paper and seemed to have just thrown them in a large box and hoped for the best.
CLP Shaft & Handle
SPS Shaft & Handle
CKS Shaft & Handle
- Beaver Dam (CLP) Box – Contains all the parts and pieces
- Beaver Dam (CLP) Shaft and Tiller Handle
- Swamp Runner (SPS) Box – Contains all the parts and pieces
- Swamp Runner (SPS) Shaft and Tiller Handle
- Mud Skipper (CKS) Box – Contains all the parts and pieces
- Mud Skipper (CKS) Shaft and Tiller Handle
Unboxing Conclusion – This is JUST the Beginning
Beaver Dam Mud Runners – CLP
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% chance of getting damaged. The Z-bar handle was wrapped with the shaft. The packaging on the shaft and handle could be better, with the shaft arriving with the splines sticking out past the protective packaging, 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.
- Most expensive kit at $549 + shipping
Swamp Runner Mud Motors – SPS
The Swamp Runner Medium kit gave me the best first impression. Everything about this kit looked professional. The packaging, the parts, the instructions; they all stood out compared to the other kits. The Z-bar handle has less of a bend in it, compared to the Beaver Dam kit, which I like. The handle was wrapped with the shaft just like the other kits, but the final wrap on the shaft and handle was a very thick black plastic that was 2 to 3 times thicker than any heavy duty garbage bag you could buy. One word to describe my first impression – Professional.
All the parts arrived undamaged. The quality of the parts look good and no loose pieces.
- Middle Price kit at $499 + shipping
Mud Skipper – CKS
With the Mud Skipper kit, it gave me a bitter first taste. This could have, and should have, came better packaged. If you received this package and didn’t have anything to compare it too, you may not think much of it. But comparing it to the other two kits, it is unprofessional and cheap. The box was too large and came crushed when I received the package, I had an open bag that had missing pieces of hardware, and I had a few holes punched in the box. I paid around $60 for shipping, which was the same cost as the competitors, and the box size could have been smaller to save on some of that shipping cost.
The parts of this kit look cheap compared to the others. If you don’t know much about long tail kits and have had nothing to compare it too, then you may not think bad or good of it. Comparing the quality of the other two kits and the way these kits were packaged, this kit (so far) is on the bottom on both quality and packaging.
- Least Expensive kit at $395 + shipping
I want to keep this short and sweat because this is just the unboxing most popular Long-Tail Mud Motor Kits. We still have the assembly phase and water test phase, so hang around and catch up on the videos on our YouTube channel.