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I have a hand cranked outboard boat motor from my grandfather who passed away 20 years ago at age 103. No idea what year the motor is from but actually used it once.
 
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Kim Hill wrote:I have a hand cranked outboard boat motor from my grandfather who passed away 20 years ago at age 103. No idea what year the motor is from but actually used it once.



Can you post a picture or it? I’m curious as to what it looks like.
 
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While looking for something completely different I stumbled across this one for a kayak.  Amazon sells it for about $900....might be a fun project to make one.
 
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This is what I was looking for!

https://www.core77.com/posts/17931/r2b2-christoph-thetards-human-powered-kitchen-appliances-17931
 
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I wonder what the gear ratio would have to be for a pedal powered tractor like this?


Or for a snow plow like this!


Do you guys think these are just for fun or might one actually be able to design them well enough to be practical?
 
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The snow plow guy has videos!


 
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Greg Martin wrote:This is what I was looking for!


https://www.core77.com/posts/17931/r2b2-christoph-thetards-human-powered-kitchen-appliances-17931


Really cool!
 
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Jason Learned wrote:

Kim Hill wrote:I have a hand cranked outboard boat motor from my grandfather who passed away 20 years ago at age 103. No idea what year the motor is from but actually used it once.



Can you post a picture or it? I’m curious as to what it looks like.



Right now it is out of my reach but I will try.
 
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