Weed eater engine conversion

Discussion in 'DIY Marinizing' started by Ward, Jun 2, 2003.

  1. wildwatson
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  2. beekbuster
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    finished enough, might need a skeg
     

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  3. beekbuster
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    i dont need any comments on my welding ability
     
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    i used a small piece from the clutch spring to connect the two throttle cables. threaded the cable through like a key ring
     
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    What's the word beekbuster? Have you taken it out for a spin yet?! :)

    Erich
     
  6. beekbuster
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    yes and the prop is too much for the 1.1 hp 28cc motor. it was running too low rpm's just above cutting out, so i shaved 1/2 inch off both blades. ive been working 10 hrs a day for the last 12 days and am working this weekend also... needless to say i havnt had time to see the improvment. the good news is i was going about 3-4 miles a hour against a current, and 7-8 miles a hour with the current, so it has enough power to make it worth while.
     
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    and i need to deflect the exhast, or maybe not, the heat might be nice when im in 25 degees next saturday morning, killing the +hit out of the ducks.
     
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    'weed eater engine conversion' Has this been posted?
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  9. beekbuster
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    is that real? if so does it haul grass?
     
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    after see those i think i need 12 more motors in sequence... then ill be satisfied
     
  12. beekbuster
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    sorry for doubting your suggestion wildwatson. i think a different prop is needed. i cant seem to shave enough off to get good rpm's. on top of that my shear pin sheared on my hunting trip and that was the end of that. got 3 drake mallards 1 hen mallard 1 hen sprig 2 teal, and realized i need to practice my shooting.
     
  13. Hughes36
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    I've had a little experience with that (I'm referring to the Weed Eater Outboard not the Chainsaw Motorcycle. I use a 4.25 inch prop on 25cc which works pretty well... here is a youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOcDMe8xTPs
     
  14. rabadswompe
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    I'm presently gathering the parts needed to make the "lil indian" outboard.

    I already got a 31cc ryobi weedeater, an old dead motorguide motor (got it from a repair shop but needed to check for same "tube" diameteras my weedeater's...newer models have bigger tubes than the older ones).

    Still need to source the 2 grears... from the website, it would cost me near 100$ ... I'm sure I can find better somewhere else.

    This will be my "winter project"...

    will post pics as I go along
     

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    i havnt given up

    i today was a good day.... took off the motor for this trip, small place and socked with weeds anyway. the r/c props dont have enough metal left if you drill them out to 3/8 so thats a bust. dont have a lathe and im not rebuilding to a 1/4 in shaft. ill see how the youngs filed down works. im at 4 3/4 now and i took off my grass and that greatly reduced the drag. ill keep filing little by little to try to gain rpms. i have notice a little gain with the 1 inch i took off. i want to put a gx35 on it and call it done... anyone have 250$ to spare?
     

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