Running a boat in shallow water is a challenge. Running a boat without any water is impressive.
For decades, crafty manufacturers in Thailand have produced long-tail outboards — also known as Thai mud motors. The concept was developed as a simple, low-cost means of motorizing skiffs for navigating the Southeast Asia nation’s shallow waterways.
And, as this video shows, they transit mud flats pretty easily.
Kits, without the kicker engine, start at $379.