New Drive Systems for
Pod Pedal Drives

The new driveshafts for pod based pedal drives have arrived. Kayakbuddys will be designing a new drop-in that is about 4 inches taller to accommodate the deeper wells in some of the larger kayaks with these systems.

Coming Soon...

T-Track Mountable
Engine Control

A newer version that will be able to be attached next to the seat on the tracks or on a side accessory track is in the works. We are experimenting with a few different companies accessory switch mounts to find that perfect alignment and functionality.

Coming Soon...

Complete Outboards
and Accessories

Soon full engine kits with accessories will be designed for various kayak manufacturers. These kits will be paired up with the best throttle controls, kill switch mounting, and rudder add-on to enhance the control when the engine is under power and paddling in current.

Coming Soon...

Transom Mounted

Many people have inquired about having rudder control, so we have listened and will be developing a rudder kit to control the large kayaks in current and wind. Keeping the bow straight is essential when paddling. These will be built exactly like the outboards with tiller and foot control options.

Coming Soon...

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We specialize in small, lightweight, air-cooled outboard systems for kayak, canoe, skiff, sailboat, and small watercraft.

If you are a kayak fishermen, explorer, hunter, or simply a person who needs to have a way to propel themselves on their next adventure, we have the outboard solution for you. No more struggling to fight the current, wind, or mother nature's fury when you least expect it. We are proud to customize these systems for disabled paddlers and vets, along with anyone needing a change to the ergonomics and functionality of a small outboard.

We are always here to help...

Our propulsion setups are available from 35cc (1.3 hp) to 50cc (2.0 hp) engine sizes and only weigh 23lbs with fuel. The outboards are lightweight and easy to install and maintain. These air-cooled outboards make exceptional small motors for many styles of watercraft.  These setups can be stored in small spaces and require a fraction of the maintenance of a traditional outboard. Air-cooled, no impellers, and no worries of your battery adding unneeded weight and cumbersome wiring to the fun.


We currently stock genuine Honda GX Series 4-stroke 35cc and Honda GX Series 4-stroke 50cc. Honda quality is the best in the market and are the leaders in dependable mini 4-stroke engine power-heads.

All upgraded engine legs are custom built by KAYAK BUDDYS and not a turned around mass-produced product with low quality and minimal durability. We use our products and make sure it can hold up to rigorous usage with minimal maintenance. Our hands touch all of these units and all black steel and lower quality components are removed. These are not eBay or Amazon specials and will never be sold on eBay or Amazon in the upgraded format with real Honda engines. That is a fact. From Shimano shifters, stainless throttle cables, billet connectors, jag wire Teflon lined throttle cable housings, and 2 blade prop choices, there is no other small watercraft outboard business that goes to this extent to get the product right in our humble opinion.

Plus, our customer service rocks.
* Comparison to traditional Honda 2.3 hp outboard.

Stainless 2-blade Prop


New cavitation plate and adjustable tiller angle tilt clamp has been added for better control angles. These include a Shimano twist shifter with a Jagwire sheath, stainless cable, billet adjuster end with a hand soldered end for exact cable lengths. 


Foldable Stands


Introducing our new engine stand designed to fold and store out of the way when not in use. These are able to support up to 125 lbs and wide enough to accommodate many styles of small outboards. Tubular steel, steel fittings, and epoxy wood mount. These are limited in quantity.

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FPV Hobie and Hobie Style Mount


The new FPV Hobie mount will now be available to compliment the drop-in system. These are made in Austrailia and eliminate the need to modify the cassette for mounting in the mirage drive.

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External Fuel Tank Kit

NEW: External Tank Fuel Kits Are Available...

Finally a fittings kit is available, This includes the line fittings, fuel shut off, pass through barb for the cap, and filter to run your system for a longer duration. The kit can plug-in to a external tank using the quarter inch barb on the tank. The fuel line and tank is not be included.

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Customers Always Have Options...

Below are the 3 most common configurations sought after by consumers.

Standard Leg

Engine Leg Only (You Supply Your Engine)

Some customers prefer adding their own gas or electric power to these outboard drives. We call them "engine legs". These drives can handle up 3 hp with no issues. Please do not get these confused with mud motors or converted weed eaters. Learn more..

Complete Outboard System

Full Kit with Honda Power (35-50cc)

95% of what we sell are kits that require a few minutes of your time to attach the powerhead of choice, 1 throttle cable, and 1 kill switch wire, It doesn't get more simple than that. Standard and upgraded versions are available. Learn more...

Pedal Drive Conversions

Pedal Drive Conversion
(All Manufacturers)

For all the pedal drive owners, we have built a drive that can fit into a Hobie cassette or Pod system. The drive configuration is the same on these versions. The ability to pedal out and power back in is amazing when the current and wind change. Learn more...

So just why are these small engines such great fun and so user friendly?

Small and Lightweight

Weighing in at 23 lbs for a full system is essential for paddle craft. Full horizontal and vertical adjustments, so customization is effortless.

Durable and Dependable

Weighing in at 23 lbs for a full system is essential for paddle craft. Full horizontal and vertical adjustments, so customization is effortless.

2 and 4 Stroke Capable

2 and 4 Stroke Capable
Engines can be changed in a few minutes. From electric to gas powerheads, multiple setups are available.

* PLEASE READ: Due to recent shipping damages from both UPS and USPS, all drive kits will ship with the clutch housings removed from the drive tube. This requires a few extra seconds to attach but will ensure you have an outboard drive that is undamaged and ready for use. We have experienced too many carrier mistakes resulting in damaged powerheads and drives. We truly apologize for these incidents, but it is out of our control, so we have taken note and will correct the issue by changing the way the drive ships. The amount of shipments around the world has increased exponentially, causing less oversight from our shipping carriers it seems. They are certainly overwhelmed from the rapid uptick of packages shipped. 

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We pride ourselves on customer service. Please call or email us with any concerns or questions you may have on our engine legs and complete systems. We are here to help.

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Contact Info.
  • Mr. Matthew Pate, Owner
  • 3352 Beauclerc Rd.
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32257
  • mattpate@comcast.net
  • (305) 926-2937

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