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Anyone ever turn a WeedEater Edger into a small pond boat motor? Not a
string trimmer but using an Edger


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On Sun, 9 May 2010 18:17:53 -0500, "Dave"
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Anyone ever turn a WeedEater Edger into a small pond boat motor? Not a
string trimmer but using an Edger



I've seen those "grass cutters" that are used here made into long tail
motors. The kind that use a small two stroke engine in a backpack. The
flexible shaft portion is removed leaving the engine with a 5 ft.
shaft attached to it. A propeller on the end and a bracket to mount it
and you're good to go... for a years or so as corrosion gets to them
very rapidly. On the other hand they are cheap.
Cheers,

Bruce
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I have converted this same engine and it runs very well, and isn't too heavy. BUT, it really isn't suited to a warbird without quite a bit of work to lighten it up. I ended up spending quite a bit more in the end than if I had bought a new chinese made model engine. The engine was free, I got an EI system for about $60, timing kit with prop hub and magnet from CH for $60, a new carb for the G26 for $55, mount and muffler from wacker engines for $60.


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