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


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 using a carbon fiber tube and bolt on lower fin.. (No Engine or Output Drive)

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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


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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Stainless 2-blade Prop


As the water warms up we will be testing  the trim and tilt to raise the engine out of the water for the shallow runs. This is not designed to trim under power. 


Foldable Stands


These new style switches will allow the kill switch to be now placed in a water resistant box that can be configured to bolt on T-tracks, seats brackets, and various track accessories. This version does not use a plug cap, but a clip just like a boat.

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FPV Hobie and Hobie Style Mount


The new driveshafts have finally come in to allow a system to built to power both POD based kayaks and rear transom mounted SUP hybrid kayaks. These are 4 inches longer than a Hobie Drop-in system.

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External Fuel Tank Kit


A second version of the Hobie Drop-in is available that has new stress coverings on all kill switch wiring and can be adapted with a new 4 inch driveshaft if needed for taller placements in all POD drive systems. We can build it.

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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.

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.

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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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  • Mr. Matthew Pate, Owner
  • 3352 Beauclerc Rd.
  • Jacksonville, Florida 32257
  • (305) 926-2937

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