Project Mud Boat | Thai Longtail Boat Plans

The goal of Project Mud Boat is develop a set of plans or building procedures that would allow anyone to build their own mud motor boat mostly using materials found in most hardware stores.

If you’re here, you been watching my videos. Thanks! You know I love running Thailand-style outboards. We call them mud motors or longtails. You seen this kind of motor on every National Geographic special about the Mekong River ever. Places like Thailand, Vietnam and all southeast Asia use these motors for transportation and work.

They use custom made sampans, sort of canoe-shaped jon boats. We use manufactured jon boats, the closest thing we have to sampans.

American jon boats aren’t compatible with Thailand longtail outboards. Benches are in the wrong place, the transom is backward, and often the longer boats are too wide for use with a longtail. Longtails only work with boats less than 48 inches wide.

The up shot is jon boat are so easy to build. Why not build one better suited for the task? That’s why I’m starting Project Mud Boat.

Project Mud Boat Perks!

If you’d like to help to this project, you’ll get a reward for doing so. Here’s how the donation packages work:

Project Mud Boat Level 1 Donation

Project Mud Boat Level 2 Donation

Project Mud Boat Level 3 Donation

Project Mud Boat Level 4 Donation

Project Mud Boat Level 5 Donation

  • Donate $100 and you’ll get your name or YouTube handle epoxied onto the boat.
  • a dozen Triple Threat Snap Swivels
  • a dozen Catman Hooks
  • six AMP flies
  • a big thanks from me
  • and a shout-out in an upcoming Black Warrior Lures video.
  • http://blackwarriorlures.com/product/mudboat100/

Project Mud Boat Level 6 Donation

  • Donate $200 and you’ll get your name or YouTube handle epoxied onto the boat in a larger font the previous level.
  • a dozen Triple Threat Snap Swivels
  • a dozen Catman Hooks
  • six AMP flies
  • a big thanks from me
  • and a shout-out in an upcoming Black Warrior Lures video.
  • http://blackwarriorlures.com/product/mudboat200/