New Customer Performance
The 35 Hyper Mag is for real...
Jarret Hill, Ocmulgee
Waterfowl Supply, LLC
Burnt Barley, Duck
Refuge, N. California
Test Drove an 18hp Hyper
I met with Gator Hater yesterday in Macon, Georgia for
a test drive in their new boat.
July 1, 04 - WOW !!! Great job on the new "Hyper". Our 29 runs like the wind. Our test boat was an 18' (1848) war eagle , 3 guys and a full tank of gas, 12 MPH wind and 2 foot chop with a top speed of 22.3 MPH. With just one person 185# she ran 26.7 MPH. That's smokin in duck boat!!
I will update you after the few hour break in but I expect to see a few additional MPH . The trim worked flawlessly and was a huge benefit in the open water. The response has been tremendous and to date every customer that has had a demo ride is an owner. That is testament in itself!
Keep up the great work!
Midwest Mud Buddy
Janesville , WI
ps: That new 1848 War Eagle is awesome. Thanks for getting that ball rolling. That is by far the ultimate all around duck boat!
WOW! That’s all I can say. I have test drove my new Hyper Drive on Friday and I am utterly shocked and amazed at the performance of this motor. It is everything you promised and more. I am sending some pictures back to you so that you can see the uncontrollable grin that I have on my face.
Not wanting to push it during break in, I ran at half throttle. I was pushing a 1648 with all kinds of gear stored in it 23 miles an hour, that was at half throttle….. I can’t wait until my tunnel hull gets here from Don with Legend craft boats. That thing is going to fly with the 29 vanguard on it.. This is going to revolutionize all mud motors and once again you are leading the way. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Thanks to you all.
P.S. – The happy customer is Kim Schmale and he will be contacting you soon to see if he can finance one. Hopefully he gets one too. JJJ
by War Eagle NW, Spokane
War Eagle Photo Shoot, Arkansas
Ran the 29 kawi hyper on sat.boat-1648 legend smooth bottom, elevation 4140, motor had the high elevation pulley this time! Ran 26mph at 3700 rpm, couldn't get all she had cause boat was proposing to much. Needed at least 100lbs. up front or 100 less in the back!!! Would tell you were I ran it but that would be self incriminating, lets just say its the #1 mud hole in Ca. Honestly couldn't find anywhere out there that tested her.1" of water and 2' of muck below and all the milfoil I could find and I couldn't get her to struggle. Might try again next weekend and will look for some where else to see if I can hurt her!!!
Decided to hit the road and head to DAm B to see what all the wahoo was about this place and I have to say that it is, by far, the best little mm playground in TX. Ran on Sat. afternoon thru ultra skinny water, some of the thickest veg known to man, and slung all the mud anyone could want. Was a fun afternoon to say the least. After a stay in a hotel, I headed over to the Somerville demo today and got to meet some really good folks. Ear to ear is the best way to describe the look on their face's when they dropped the hammer. All were really impressed with the way the Gator Trax handles also. The rounded chines showed their ability to
I recently demoed the new hyperdrive with a 29
hp Vanguard with Sid Thyhsen in Deleon Springs, FL. Sid was great,
we put his brand new motor with 10 minutes on it on my 16 x 48 jon
boat which I use a 40 hp tiller evinrude on. I am curious how the
29 Kawasaki is comparing to the 35 hp Vanguard in performance. I
have been looking at long tailed motors for years, but have always
come away disappointed with the performance. That has changed with
the intro of the hyperdrive. I travel distances in my boat, some
years I put 1000 miles on it, as it's set up to camp onboard with
a no see um proof custom spray hood. We travel the Everglades
Wilderness Waterway every year and I could really appreciate the
capabilities of the hyperdrive there. Last June I motored from
Naples, FL to Deland, about 600-650 miles in 4 days ( across on
the Okeechobee waterway to the ICW then North to Jacksonville,
then down the St. Johns River to Deland ). I am not a duck hunter
, and I don't even fish much, but I love the shallows and
traveling in small boats. We scallop and snorkel mostly along with
our 2 Jack Russel Terriers, Rocket and Missile. Incidentally, I am
the grinning guy in the red shirt on your website, posted by Sid
in the customer performance page. If you like, I'll send some
photos of my rig. Thanks, Kim Schmale.
23 Van Hyper: 25MPH with two people in the 1546
and 27MPH with just me in the boat. Amazing hole shots and top
The custom mount worked out great. Just got back
from my first trial run. What a machine! The reason I went with a
Mud Buddy was everything I have read and heard talked about how
great your customer service was and I can see I made the right
choice. I'll will buy nothing but Mud Buddy from now on. Again
thanks for your help.
Took the boat out for the first time this morning and it is everything I had heard and more, I was running a 29 Kawasaki longtail for the past couple of years and in every situation that I normally run the 31 Hyper by far outperformed the longtail and did it while sitting down with one hand on the handle. The motor had 1hr on it when the following speeds were taken, with one person (230 lbs.) and light load the boat ran 25.0 mph at 3600 rpm's in deep water and with the same load running shallow it got 26.5 mph at 3700 rpm's. The next speeds were with two people (230 and 160 lbs.) with a light load and the boat ran 23.5 mph at 3500 rpm's in deep water and 25.0 mph at 3600 rpm's in shallow water. Thanks for building another great product. Attached are a few pic's from this morning. Aug 5, 2004 - Joe Troutkiller, Refuge Forum
29 Van/ 1650 Express:
On another note that 29Vangaurd is a STRONG
motor. We are running it on a
Ran a 29 Van guard Hyper today on an xpress 1650 today
Boat has an avery blind on it and a gun box.
Kawi 29 vs. Vanguard 31 Hyper
Today was the long-awaited test run of the 31
Vanguard Hyper on my heavy 18' x 54" Gator Trax with twin gun
boxes and plenty of other options, and a MB QuickFlip blind
I got 31 hyper 2 weeks ago and finally got to run it ,this is one awesome motor and I was amazed some of the places I was able to get , hunting public land is going to be like having a private duck lease.
We finally got down and picked up our rig. It far surpassed my expectations and after running it and putting the blind on it, I believe there are some frightened ducks and geese out there. Thanks for all your help in setting us up and what a great bunch of guys down at Gator Trax too!!
35 Hyper Mag, Sep 6, 04: Ran in the deepwater and chop with about 20 mph wind, cranked about 29.5 MPH, did not have any skinnies long enough to get speed readings. What I really was impressed with was the GT handling chop. i was shocked with small whitecaps how well it handled.
We planted seeds at the Lake Charles Winter Festival and the Duck Festival in Geydon. Then we began fertilizing those seeds with followup calls and our special showroom (customers marsh) demos. We are now begining to reep what promises to be a very fruitful first season harvest. I setup a 1744 Mudbuddy Hyper Tunnel w/ a 29 Van for the demo boat. It really runs well, we had a problem with the trim tube shield projecting below the tunnel and when running it sprayed water up and over the transom. I managed to raise the motor on the transom and minimize the effect. Kent and group were apprised of the problem and have since adjusted the tunnel depth on new boats. We've put the unit through some really nasty stuff and on several occasions even found out where it doesn't like to go! On one occasion we spent several hours in the marsh heads up with a Pro-Drive 27, it actually sold a Hyper when we went where it couldn't go. The following weekend another customer scheduled demos for us as well as the competitors and the competitor failed to show! We sold a 1744 w/ a 24 Honda that day and expect the second sell from that demo by this weekend. I have demo's setup this week and weekend for several of the larger hunting lodges. I expect to add several more boats and motors to the list of outstanding orders.
Excited new dealer
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