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Neighbor_guy

Weed cutters

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Anyone else ever put on some sort of weed cutters???

When I was little my dad had "Weed Sharks" on all of his motors. He never had weed issues. Last year I moved to a small shallow water lake. Towards the end of the year the weeds got to the point that you couldn't motor around on the pontoon. Well I looked all over the place and have found no current weed guards or cutters for an outboard. 

So, I made my own. image.jpeg

started with sawzall blades, ground the teeth off with a grinder. Then took a file and put a single bevel edge on the one side and then a slight edge on the other for those times when going in reverse. 

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A little JB/W back buttered on said blade. 

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And placed strategically to avoid the spinning prop. 

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then smooth over with some additional epoxy. 

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Same for the other side. 

It's worth a shot. I would really like to put a larger motor on it, but until then I will mess around with the 20hp and see if a clean prop will keep the pontoon in business. 

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Very cool.  I had one of those weed sharks on my trolling motor more years ago than I want to think.  Let us know how well it works... 

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