EGO String Trimmer Hack | Boat Trolling Motor

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Nice! What was your top speed? What size battery and how long before running out of juice?
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Sweet! As a proof of concept that seems to work pretty darn good. Can you imagine how much better it would work if you bought an actual propeller and adapted it to the end of that string trimmer attachment? I think the improvement in performance and efficiency would be staggering!
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I bought a regular propeller but this trimmer spins the opposite direction
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I noticed that with my EGO trimmer. Does the newer trimmer spin the other way compared to the older one?
you should try with the more powerful power head+string trimmer attachment. it spins counter clockwise.
*With a bigger boat
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Bigger boat would be good - I did use the power head in this video  - obviously my propeller was not very efficient  :)
thanks for the reply !
i dont know about efficient, but it was very fun to watch ! and inspiring !
believe it or not, i am in a situation where i could go work with electric tools by boat..
how cool it would be to use the ego system to power my way to work?
ill stick to dedicated motor for now :p
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I would love to go to work via boat.  For now, I'm stuck in a car in traffic (electric car)
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The propeller in this video was gen2.  My first attempt was a huge fail.
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Very cool proto type........ unless you go overboard.....lol. gotta love the creativity.
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I was hanging on for dear life!
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Build your own trolling motor
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I think it's a great invention! I live 1 minute from this river in France  ( Olivet City ) and I have a small boat .... and not yet engine
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I want to buy a minn kota engine but since I saw your realization ... my first idea is: Are the EGO batteries sufficient for a small boat.
With a Minn Kota engine to make an hour of boat you need a battery 12v 70A / h = 840W / h
I tell myself with Ego it is not possible. But I'm wrong
56v 7.5A / h = 420W / h
Conclusion with 2 EGO batteries it is possible !!

But I do not want to damage a tool and I thought another solution thanks to your idea but I do not know if it will work ....
Use my EGO blower (in addition it is equipped with a dimmer) as this principle

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Do you think that my EGO blower with tubes for WC (it's the same diameter) can move my small boat as his small model with the inflated balloon ???
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