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Gone Fishing

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Yesterday, I picked up an old riding mower from my dad with a plan to fix it, sell it and buy a kayak with the proceeds.   Got up this morning, worked on it, fixed several things, mowed my grass, cleaned it up, took some pics for craigslist, came inside, did a search to see what similar mowers were listed for, and up pops an ad from a guy that wants to trade a kayak for a mower.  I call him up and he lives only a couple miles away.  We set a time and he brings the boat over.  Both parties were pleased, and a handshake later I was the proud new owner of a new used kayak ("Scrambler", for those interested).  Couldn't believe how well it worked out!
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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 07:07:54 PM »
Way to Go!

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2016, 05:43:53 PM »
Nice job!

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2016, 10:36:47 PM »
I'm visualizing a redneck jerry-rigged kayak with a John Deere seat and motor strapped to some junk plastics.

Not what I expected...OP...congrats though! Enjoy kayaking!

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2016, 12:27:06 AM »
Yep I'm kind of disappointed, I was really excited to see the how to with pictures and tips on waterproofing the grass box! But congratulations that's awesome work

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2016, 06:25:30 AM »
You mean you didn't supe up the engine to get the blades spinning so fast that the mower acts like a quasi-hovercraft? Lame!

Congrats on the easy barter! Those are the best.

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2016, 09:00:15 PM »
I'm visualizing a redneck jerry-rigged kayak with a John Deere seat and motor strapped to some junk plastics.

Not what I expected...OP...congrats though! Enjoy kayaking!
Yep I'm kind of disappointed, I was really excited to see the how to with pictures and tips on waterproofing the grass box! But congratulations that's awesome work
You mean you didn't supe up the engine to get the blades spinning so fast that the mower acts like a quasi-hovercraft? Lame!

Congrats on the easy barter! Those are the best.

I was also hoping for a MacGyver-esque mower-to-kayak transformation, with pictures and step-by-step instructions.  ;) But high-five, OP, your way sounds much more efficient!

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2016, 07:29:05 AM »
Barter is a great way to get what we need while getting rid of what we don't need.

Congrats on a trade well done! I'm glad it worked out like that for you.

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2016, 07:35:30 AM »
I expected something like this, but on water. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvIXJBrclLY

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 02:41:41 PM »
I totally expected a kayak made from lawnmower parts. Booooooooooooo! :D

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2016, 04:14:25 PM »
Good for you, OP, but like others have said, damn, this was a disappointment for the rest of us!  :)

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2016, 06:00:36 PM »
He reeled us all in with the title.  Perhaps the OP should consider a new career writing tabloid headlines :)

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 07:30:05 PM »
Yep - I was disappointed too. Good story still

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2016, 08:06:39 AM »
I'm visualizing a redneck jerry-rigged kayak with a John Deere seat and motor strapped to some junk plastics.

Not what I expected...OP...congrats though! Enjoy kayaking!


hahaha, me too! 

Nice work OP!

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2016, 11:41:27 AM »
Awesome!

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Re: Converted an unwanted mower into a kayak in just over 24 hours.
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 07:04:24 AM »
As with many here, I was thoroughly intrigued by the title and thought you had transformed a mower into a kayak. Though the trade absolutely deserves the highest of fives, a mower-kayak hybrid would also have been pretty sick...