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#1 daytime dave OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:05 PM

I just got back from picking up my latest CL find and a new toy to go with my new canoe.

It's a four stroke 2hp air cooled trolling motor.

The man said he bought it last year for considerably more than I gave him. He used it twice and needed a bigger boat all around.

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It isn't as loud as a chain saw like I thought. I think it will make a nice pairing with the canoe.



Just for Kenny, I did see weedeaters made into similar motors. I didn't think I could do it Kenny. Here it is ready made. lol


I took it out on the water yesterday. It is slow. A true trolling motor. Max about three mile per hour. Not a bad motor. I will supplement my electric troller with this on the canoe.


Edited by daytime dave, August 22, 2012 - 04:11 PM.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:08 PM

4 stroke, that's nice, no oil to mix. Should be a nice addition as you said.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:24 PM

Beats the heck out of using an ore! :thumbs:

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Beats the heck out of using an ore! :thumbs:

Matt


Worse yet, being up the creek without one...

Nice CL Find. Might be a good idea to get a feel on hours of run time per tank. Good knowledge to have.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:39 PM

Great buy there! I am sure you will get a lot of use out of that! Looks to be in great shape!
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:46 PM

I'm surprised you did this.
Couldn't you have loaded a small GT into that frieghter canoe, and run a propeller off a PTO?

Certainly would make a great entry for tractor of the month.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 08:48 PM

The four stroke is a big plus and I doubt you will regret it. Congratulations!
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 09:36 PM

ON the run time. Years ago I had a little 3/4 horse Neptune outboard engine. I took a couple of old oil bottles and filled them with gas so I had some in the boat in case I ran out. Think I only used them once or twice but it was handy to have. Plus they were light enough you could lean over the back of the boat to refill.

I like your little rig!

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 06:27 AM

I just got back from picking up my latest CL find and a new toy to go with my new canoe.

It's a four stroke 2hp air cooled trolling motor.

The man said he bought it last year for considerably more than I gave him. He used it twice and needed a bigger boat all around.

IMG_0254.JPG IMG_0255.JPG IMG_0256.JPG

It isn't as loud as a chain saw like I thought. I think it will make a nice pairing with the canoe.



Just for Kenny, I did see weedeaters made into similar motors. I didn't think I could do it Kenny. Here it is ready made. lol

Don't be giving me ideas! I do have a Ryobi 2-cycle that can accept different tools. HMMMMMMMMMM?
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Posted August 02, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Great find! Let us know how it works out for you. I have a scanoe with a 5hp limit and have gone down the road of the small outboards, too. What you find a lot of out there on CL is Sears (eska) 3.5 - 5 hp engines. They must have made millions of them as their a dime a dozen. I got one in running condition for $25. Though they do all get some common problems with them with age. If any of you guys ever pick up one, just let me know and I'll walk you through the things that need checked or replaced.
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Posted August 22, 2012 - 04:30 PM

Video added today




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