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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 6:35 am 
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I adapted my Water Snake to fit the plug that clips inside Mirage Drive hole, but I didn't like this setup so yesterday I disassembled and made a side motormount and will test using it a little behind seat....The reason I didn't like Water Snake in Mirage drive is:

1. The 24 thrust in windy weather struggles with a loaded Pro Angler 12 due to weight.
2. I fish a lot of shallow and/or weedy water so I found myself needing to take the unit out a lot, this is not easy, to take unit out of the Mirage drive you need to make sure prop is lined up correctly, it is cumbersome trying to stick hand under Mirage Plug to do this.
3. Since Water Snake has only 2 speeds I find it best getting to spots and back, but for slowly working areas I prefer the fins, with fins it is also easier to control speed and you can flutter in really shallow area or heavy weeds up to a point. If you get into heavy weeds or shallow water you need to lift water snake from mirage hole to paddle out. Again, in my areas this happens way to much.

I think for this in shallow and or really weedy areas the Watersnake AND Mirage Drive fins are perfectly complimented together.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm 
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I understand your point regarding the prop has to be perfectly vertical to come up through the mirage drive. A local kayak shop solved this by using a paint stick, the flat stir sticks you get for free at Home Depot. I cut a "V" notch in the bottom. I just push the stir stick thought the bottom of the kayak and the notch catches the prop bad and pushes it into the vertical position perfectly every time.

Hope this helps.

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