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    Weed-eater style trolling motor?-gctid398909

    I've seen small cheap weedeater style trolling motors posted before, and I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this and knows where I can order one. I'd like one as an emergency backup on my boat if I ever needed to move it.

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    flea wrote:
    I've seen small cheap weedeater style trolling motors posted before, and I was wondering if anyone was familiar with this and knows where I can order one. I'd like one as an emergency backup on my boat if I ever needed to move it.
    You'll pay a bit more for Stihl quality, but this is what I'm using.

    Pop the propeller off, slip on the string line trimmer, and I'm ready to do yard work.

    Attached files http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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      #3
      Rick--is that the GPS-enabled bow-mount version?

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        #4
        2850Bounty wrote:
        You'll pay a bit more for Stihl quality, but this is what I'm using.

        Pop the propeller off, slip on the string line trimmer, and I'm ready to do yard work.
        Good looking rig. Are you under propped?

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          #5
          Very good illustration Rick.

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            #6
            Looks like it's due for its annual alignment though.

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              #7
              I wouldn't buy that model, it not a DUO PROP !
              " WET EVER "
              1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
              mmsi 338108404
              mmsi 338124956
              "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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                #8
                2850Bounty wrote:
                You'll pay a bit more for Stihl quality, but this is what I'm using.

                Pop the propeller off, slip on the string line trimmer, and I'm ready to do yard work.
                Why pop off the prop? Sharpen the blades dude!!!
                Terry
                1999 Bayliner 3388
                Twin Cummins 4BTA
                Fisherman, Cruiser, Boaticus-enthusiasticus-maximus
                Member Royal Victoria Yacht Club

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                  #9
                  Optimus wrote:
                  Looks like it's due for its annual alignment though.
                  The pds bearing is going bad.

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                    #10
                    to all of you!

                    So far, I'm still on the original alignment. I plan to check this when it's time for a re-seal and PDS bearing replacement.

                    The shop says that I should do a gimbal bearing also.

                    And no... the DP is not yet available. Soon though!

                    Notice that there is no bellows on this model, but they did retain the ESA. I'm currently having micro switch issues.
                    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                      #11
                      but they did retain the ESA. I'm currently having micro switch issues.
                      allow me, "wire it like a merc"
                      " WET EVER "
                      1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
                      mmsi 338108404
                      mmsi 338124956
                      "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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                        #12
                        And no... the DP is not yet available. Soon though!
                        They have them on CSR, I ordered one and was told they are superior to any offered on BOC

                        http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
                        " WET EVER "
                        1989 2459 TROPHY OFFSHORE 5.8L COBRA / SX
                        mmsi 338108404
                        mmsi 338124956
                        "I started with nothing and still have most of it left"

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                          #13
                          dktool wrote:
                          They have them on CSR, I ordered one and was told they are superior to any offered on BOC

                          http://baylinerownersclub.org/media/....jpg[/img]
                          Ok, that was pretty much--really funny!

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                            #14
                            dktool wrote:
                            They have them on CSR, I ordered one and was told they are superior to any offered on BOC

                            Apparently there is some truth to the rumor that Sea Rays get the best of the pick.

                            Can a B/L owner purchase one?

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                            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                              #15
                              Not to be a killjoy but....

                              You really should be using the curved shaft weed wacker instead of the straight shaft.

                              I dont see the big bulb anode hanging off those B3 props either.

                              One last point - can this be stored in the bilge or does it have to be strapped to the swim platform when not in use ?

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