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BEAVERTAIL Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods

Instantly add up to 200 lbs. of extra flotation to the stern of your boat and increase its natural plane for easily penetrating skinny water and mud flats. These flotation pods minimize draft and make your boat float nearly flat by offseting the weight of your motor. They’re shaped to automatically funnel water towards the prop, keeping you moving in the shallowest water. The unique, angled shape of each pod prevents uncontrolled spins and eliminates over-turning. These pods also reduce fuel consumption and engine laboring, while increasing take-off power and eliminating taildrag and transom backsplash. Adds length to the boat making it easier to get on plane. All-aluminum require welding onto the stern of your boat. Sold per pair (left and right) . Available: Small – Fits 14- to 16-ft boats. Pod width: 15-1/2" Medium – Fits 17- to 18-ft. boats. Pod width: 18-1/2" Large – Fits 20-ft. boats. Pod width: 21-1/2"
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will it fit my boat?

Will the pods fit a lowe 1236 jon boat, with a 13hp beavertail motor?
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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods are designed to be universal fit, however, they will need to be professionally mounted as some welding is required. Simply order the correct size for your boat.
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The small pods should fit your boat. Here's what to do to check. I am surprised Cabelas does not list the full product dimentions, so you will have to go to beavertail's website and look at the dimentions diagram for the small pods. Mark the width and height on your transom (for each pod#, and use a triangle angle finder or 90 degree straight edge to mark #or at least visualize# the length #depth). After you do this, you will be able to determine weather the long drive shaft on your model motor will clear the pods. My understanding of your motor, is that the prop's underwater depth is adjusted at the tiller by way of a hinge. If this is the case, the angle of your prop shaft may be limited by the length of the pods. Hope this helps.
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Do the Pods come Painted or are they Bare Aluminum?

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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods, item # IK-021372, are bare aluminum.
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Bare aluminum. You would have to grind off paint in order to weld to painted boat
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What size pod do I need for a g3 1652 with a 50 horse?

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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods, item # 021372, size will depend upon boat length. Recommendations:

Small – Fits 14- to 16-ft boats
Medium – Fits 17- to 18-ft. boats
Large – Fits 20-ft. boats
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The mid size pods atleast
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Are these pods foam filled or hallow?

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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods, 021372, are not filled with anything.
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The pods are hollow, with a plug to drain in case you mess up installing them. I don't recommend filling the pods with foam as a leak would saturate the foam and cause more problems.
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i have a 16ft lowe widebody with a bottom of 54in which pod would work best for my boat

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A 16' boat will use a small Beavertail Performance Flotation Pod, item # IK-021372.
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I have a 1752 Alweld, the medium size work perfect.
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Will Beavertail Pods fit Tracker 1648 with a jet drive?

Will the pods fit Tracker 1648 and how will they affect boat performance with the 60/40 jet drive? How complicated is installation of those pods?
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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pod instructions can be located using the below link.

http://www.explorebeavertail.com/fl...
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Up to 200pounds???

Is the "up to 200pounds" for the large pods? How many pounds will the small pods offset?
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I had the small pods installed and they seem to offset my weight almost completely. I weigh 250 and the pods made a huge difference.
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What are the measurements of a small pod

L= W= H= ?
I need to check fitment on a 87' Alumaweld
1648, with a stern to deck mounted poling platform.
From bottom to the PP mounts is 8"
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The following link to the Beavertail web site shows the specific dimensions of the various aspects of the small Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods Item # IK-021372. http://www.explorebeavertail.com/im...
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will this fit a TRACKER 1754 ?

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Due to the unique shape of the Beavertail boat transoms the Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods are not recommended for use with any other brand of boat.
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What are the deminisions of the small sized pods?

I need to know the length that it will add to the boat. to make sure it will still fit in my garage.
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Here are the dimensions for the small size of the Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods, Item # IK-021372:
http://www.explorebeavertail.com/im...
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Can you tell me what gauge the aluminium is?

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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods have an aluminum thickness of .100 inches.
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How much time / cost to weld these pods on?

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It took about 1 1/2-2 hrs to weld the pods to my 1756 Xpress. Would have been quicker but the back of the boat was slightly bent so I had to add a small piece of aluminum to fill in gaps.
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Will it fit my boat?

I want to put these on a 14' Monarch, bottom of stern is not exactly flat, has a very small amount of "V", and is 40" across the bottom. Will be using with long shaft go-devil. Will this work on my boat??
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Yes, per the manufacturer, the Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods will work fine for this application.
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weldbuilt 1548 high transom

I have a weldbuilt 1548 high transom and I'm wanting pods will pods work with a tiller motor? And do I need to mount these flush to the bottom or up a little
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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods, item # IK-021372, should work with a tiller motor and are designed to be mounted flush to the bottom of the boat.
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will it fit a 1032 tracker jon boat

it is 10 ft length
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According to Beavertail the Product Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods are designed for boats 14" and longer because of the width of the transom. The installation instructions require that the pods not extend past the sides of the boat. The distance between the pods on a smaller boat may restrict the amount the motor can turn. Beavertail estimates that on a 10' boat there would be "a maximum space of only 10 inches between the Pods after installing them."
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will these help with stability

I have a 14' jon boat and was looking at possibilities for helping with stability on the boat. I was wondering if adding the pods would help at all with stability or if it just helps in shallow water.
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Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods (021372) would increase stability on a 14' Jon Boat in deep or shallow water. To obtain maximum motor efficiency you need the longest plane possible. The Flotation Pods not only increase the plane of your boat, but also offer up to 200 lbs. of extra flotation. This extra flotation helps to off-set the negative performance often associated with the extra weight of a heavy motor. The pods help in getting up on plane faster or running through shallow water with greater stability.
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will they fit my boat?

i have a 17 ft express boat that has 60 inch bottom it is a n explorer series with 70 horse yamaha four stoke outboard
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A medium will be the appropriate size Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods Item: IK-021372 for a 17" boat.
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will the pods fit a G3 1652 gator jon with a 25 4stroke proped engine

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According to Beavertail the Product Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods are designed for boats 14' and longer because of the width of the transom. The installation instructions require that the pods not extend past the sides of the boat. The distance between the pods on a smaller boat may restrict the amount the motor can turn.
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will this affect water flow to a jetdrive outboard?

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Per the manufacturer, there are a couple of different variables that can affect the use of the Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods with a jetdrive outboard. Please contact Rick at Beavertail for further assistance. The contact phone number is 1-877-466-8837.
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How thick is the material the pods are made of? how well will they hold up to sliding over stumps ,logs and rocks?

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The Beavertail Performance Flotation Pods, item # IK-021372, are made of aluminum and partially foam filled. The thickness of the aluminum is .100 inches.
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