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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:41 am 
Never seen anything like this before

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Folding-kayak-out ... dZViewItem

Ebay Uk item number 160173687749

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:27 pm 
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That's interesting. "Long tail" outboards like that are common in Asia and throughout the Pacific Rim, I'm told, including some on fairly good sized boats. The direct drive makes them much cheaper than traditional outboards.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:11 pm 
the motor was already proposed for sale on this board: viewtopic.php?t=1599


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:46 am 
Those "long tail" engines for kayaks were invented in Germany about 1926. So they have a long tradition here. Many of them were sold in the golden age of folding kayaks, pre ww2. Famous brands were Koenig and Effzett of Berlin. The maker Sachs produced larger numbers between 1933 and 1938, extremely solid engines. 2 pioneers, Hermann Rauschert and Georg Wolfschmitt had crossed the arctic see with Berger folding kayaks and Sachs outboarders for promotion. After ww2 there were just a few makers. Rex was one of those. Technical highlight in the 50s was the Zundapp outboarder for small kayaks, 2.6 hp, it does not make much noise.
http://www.faltbootbasteln.de/fbb-seitenbordmotoren.html
http://www.faltbootbasteln.de/fbb-zuendapp-seitenborder.html
My oldest machine is a Rotbart (red beard) from 1930, 8.5kg weight, about 1.25 hp, featuring reverse gear. It was listed in the Klepper accessory catalog 1929 as Klepper-motor.
It has nothing to do with paddling but it is much fun indeed, useful on longer trips against the river tide.


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