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Thread: Weed Eater Out Board
06-24-2007, 02:58 AM #1
Weed Eater Out Board
I know it's possible.. but does anyone have any good recommendations on how to go about making an out board out of a weed eater engine?
Like would it be possible to mate the weed eater engine to a trolling motor?
06-24-2007, 07:20 AM #2
06-24-2007, 09:12 AM #3
I've seen a post somewhere that had a clip of a guy using a weedeater. Wouldn't expect it to push the boat to no more than trolling speed. You proly would have to use a trolling motor prop on one. Sure would be noisy:big_smile:
06-24-2007, 09:50 AM #4
- Alfred Price-Williams
Got you covered!
www.ioutboardmotors.com Motors are 1.2-2 1/2 hp.,50-100 lb.thrust and weigh 16-20 lbs.Sears sold them during the 80's in their stores.If you purchase one,please let us know how it works out.I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
06-24-2007, 10:06 AM #5
The son of a friend of mine used weed eater engines in remote control boats...they would fly (literally). Don't think they would be practical for a larger boat.
I have seen 5-8 hp (maybe more) lawn mower engines mounted on the rear decks of boats mounted with a long prop shaft for shallow or weedy water. The prop is 6-8' away from the boat. When my lake was weedy they were sold localy...Go-Devil I think was the brand.
06-24-2007, 04:27 PM #6
- Alfred Price-Williams
Love my Go Devil.
06-24-2007, 04:39 PM #7
They used to use about 5hp lawn mower motors on the old wooden boats(stumpjumpers) with long shafts and a guard under the prop at reelfoot lake.
They would crawl right over those stumps.
Hey just buy a trollin motor. A good used one cheaper than a weedeater.
06-25-2007, 08:08 PM #8
06-26-2007, 01:00 AM #9
weed wacker/trolling motor
there was a guy on ebay who sold a kit to put a w/w motor on a electric trolling motor. i would think the noise would make you crazy!!
07-12-2007, 09:44 PM #10
I had a old 7hp. outboard . the motor went bad . so a friend and I put a briggs push mower motor on it and it works really good! I made a bracket and welded a u joint to the outboard shaft. I used it on a jon boat a few times and left it out in the rain for about a year the other day my buddy pulled the rope and that old thing fired up!! if your looking for a really cheap motor get you a leaf blower from a yard sale and make a jet boat!! just neck down the pipe with a piece of 2" PVC.. it will work!!!