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    Default Weed whacker surface drive

    So I bought this little 1.5 hp motor called a Cruise n' Carry (made by Shindaiwa) at a garage sale. It advertises itself as being less than 12lbs., and is air-cooled and looks remarkably like my other little air-cooled motor, a Sears Gamefisher (made by Tanaka). Anyway, I was doing some research, and someone on a forum noted that Shindaiwa also makes weed whackers, and commented on the fact that there wasn't much difference. That's when my mind started working, and I looked out in the yard at my Stihl weed whacker and wondered why a person couldn't make a pivoting yoke to hook a weed whacker to a transom, make a tiller with a throttle control, and replace the cutter end with a propeller and rudder/keel of some kind. Just a thought.

    BTW, I might part with this little motor as I like the Sears better. I might trade it for an electric troller also as many of our lakes are restricted to them.

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    Duck hunters have already done it. I have seen a bunch of them on a duck hunting forum called the duck hunters refuge forums.

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    We were just given one of these little motors yesterday. Must be in the air Unfortunately it's pretty rough, but a good project for my 13 yr old.
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    a good project for my 13 yr old. So I bought this little 1.5 hp motor called a Cruise n' Carry (made by Shindaiwa) at a garage sale. It advertises itself as being less than 12lbs., and is air-cooled and looks remarkably like my other little air-cooled motor, a Sears Gamefisher (made by Tanaka). Anyway, I was doing some research, and someone on a forum noted that Shindaiwa also makes weed whackers, and commented on the fact that there wasn't much difference.



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    umm guy under me... what was that post for? any way.... I always wanted to try that!
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    Meanwhile, on the gardening forum, there's a guy who bought a 'cruise and carry' canoe motor and is thinking "with a little modification...".

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    Default Ha, ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by ytlogger View Post
    Meanwhile, on the gardening forum, there's a guy who bought a 'cruise and carry' canoe motor and is thinking "with a little modification...".
    Now that is awful dang funny! Reps to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    That's when my mind started working, and I looked out in the yard at my Stihl weed whacker and wondered why a person couldn't make a pivoting yoke to hook a weed whacker to a transom, make a tiller with a throttle control, and replace the cutter end with a propeller and rudder/keel of some kind. Just a thought.
    I bought a set of plans on ebay a few years ago that go into great detail how to use a weed eater and a "broken electric trolling motor" to make an outboard. I never got around to working on that project.

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    Default Anyone want to make a bet?

    Quote Originally Posted by xinxin View Post
    I like your article very much. With your rich knowledge, we can learn more from your wonderful post.This is a really useful post. I didnít need the information really, but it definitely helps to know. Learn something new every dayÖ thatís what I always say!
    Seriously. Do you want to make a bet on this ?

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    Originally Posted by xinxin
    I like your article very much. With your rich knowledge, we can learn more from your wonderful post.This is a really useful post. I didnít need the information really, but it definitely helps to know. Learn something new every dayÖ thatís what I always
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    Default aw, shoot....

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    say!

    Hopsing is gone ...
    Darnit, I guess that means "no bet". I was hoping to make a coupla quarters tonight.

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