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Old 06-14-2007, 10:25 AM   #1
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bought another electric motor (trolling)



Someone was selling a used 17 lb thrust Minnkota like this for $30. Couldn't stop myself...

I don't fish, but there's no shortage of boats (& batteries) around here to play with this.
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Old 06-14-2007, 10:34 AM   #2
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Someone was selling a used 17 lb thrust Minnkota like this for $30. Couldn't stop myself...

I don't fish, but there's no shortage of boats (& batteries) around here to play with this.
Put it in the forkenswift :P
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:12 PM   #3
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Make a hybrid pedal powered boat!
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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You know I want to... Sigh.

So.. many... projects... Must FO..CUS..!
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How 'bout a for-canoe? Forken-ewe?
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Old 06-14-2007, 03:28 PM   #7
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Regular pedal boats with the paddle wheels seem really inefficient. If the generator had some gearing then you could adjust the pedaling speed and effort to whatever you wanted...

Anyway, I know you have other priorities. I just think it's cool that you might find an innovative use for the little boat motor.
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I've got the motor and the canoe.
Now what do I do?

Maybe I should put the new bike in the canoe.

Actually I thought that this motor might run hot if not immersed in cold water. I bought one too.
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yeah they are water cooled, not very efficient and have brushes that eventually wear out and carbon up the insides like crazy. I was working with eCycle a few years ago redesigning a brushless version for Johnson that never took off.
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Made a "tri-brid" this weekend (wind/gas/electric)
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