Redneck summer project coming along

Discussion in 'LOCAL TEXAS TALK' started by Wac M Trac M, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. Wac M Trac M

    Wac M Trac M New Member

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    I've been working hard in the garage the last month creating this moter for my kayak. It's a 34.5cc weed eater moter. I used a 1inch aluminum tube to house the shaft. I did alot of surfing to come up with it. It's basicly a small beavertail type moter. All I have left are some throttle cables and a mount and I'm done. I've spent a little over 200 buck to get this far. Hope it works.


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  2. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    Wow how interesting!
     

  3. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    Sounds like a lot of hard work, i hope it pays off.
     
  4. willcat

    willcat New Member

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    looks like the go-devil motors, should work. It gets their boats thru mud & really shallow spots
     
  5. Marcos

    Marcos New Member

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    That's pretty neat! Let us know how it works for you!
     
  6. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Frank for sharing your summer project. Looking good. I hope it works for you.
     
  7. ho_shi

    ho_shi New Member

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    have seen some take a weedeater and turn it almost upside down and remount the tank so it sits level then mount to canoe or small craft , change the head out and mount a prop in its place


    lil hard work, engine unity and elbow grease is all it takes!!!!
     
  8. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    How do I make one? What prop? What about controls,and attaching it to the boat. I bought a canoe last week and this looks cool.
     
  9. recordbreakin1

    recordbreakin1 New Member

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    I tried to do the same thing a couple of years ago.The problem I had was no slip clutch.When ever i tried to put it in the water it took off like a wild rocket.Could not control it for any thing,and it was impossible to start in the water.Hope you have beter luck then me.I did see one for sale on craigslist though for a 100 bucks or so it was made by yamaha I think.
     
  10. germanmudfish

    germanmudfish New Member

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    looks like a mud motor from Catfish's stomping ground in LA. :cool2:
     
  11. PeeDee Cat

    PeeDee Cat Member

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    Warren CoCo would be proud of you.
    PEEDEE CAT