There’s no substitute for skimming across the water in a real duck boat, complete with a bad-ass mud motor jutting off the transom. Tow that sweet rig past any club and watch tongues wag—the retrievers too!
If you have access to a boat and a high-power mud motor, then you know the benefits: getting to remote locations is easy and blind-hopping can be done with a pull of a cord or press of a button. Sea ducks don’t stand a chance against open-water 25-foot rigs, just to name a few reasons to believe.
A good outboard or long-tail motor can quickly get you to any destination where ducks are flying—unless you hunt a cut cornfield, of course. But if you’re a waterman, here are some of the best motors money can buy.
<h2>Beavertail Vanguard</h2>These <a href="http://www.explorebeavertail.com/mudmotors.html" target="_blank">backwater surface-drive motors</a> sport a variety of unique features, including all-aluminum housing for improved power-to-weight ratio, external belt tensioner, extended drive shaft, one-hand operation of the controls, electric clutch, performance X-Series prop and a marine powder-coat paint job. The 35-hp motor is available in 16-inch and 20-inch transoms.