Peddle Boat with a Gas Motor!

  • Published on:  2/4/2019
  • This was a fun build! Shortly after I got this boat, I realized it could be tough to operate if the wind and current was ripping. And if I was to rent this to people, I felt it should be more fun and less work.
    Now that I know the build was a success, I'll soon have a cool new, easy to operate boat for a family to rent. And like I mention in the video, I might just get another for those that aren't afraid to get a workout. Because, really, the Monaco DLX wasn't that bad right outta the box.

    My thanks to Pelican for the good deal on the boat

    And many thanks to Coleman. The lil outboard is doing great!

    And, of course to Scotty, for your continued support.

    Last, but not least, Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards the creation of Zoffinger's. Patrons, renters and watchers of my videos all help make this possible!


  • JeepYJ91 (Feb 10, 2019)

    Reinstall that electric motor and fab up a hardtop for the boat with solar panels to keep the battery charged...

  • neolite1 (3 days ago)

    +kurtthezombie Yes, but if you have a decent battery that can provide duration for the motor, then you'll be able to slow down the drain output slightly with solar panels. Example, if we got a battery that could provide us 1 hour of full throttle with the motor, then with the help of solar panels, we could add on more minutes to the power lifetime. Also when not using the power, you'll very slowly but still charge your batteries, unless you hook up bunch of 12 volt stuff to the boat like stereo and shit.

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  • MD BOAT GUY (Feb 4, 2019)

    I agree some comments below; electric is the way to go. If a customer comes into your shop to rent the paddle boat (with motor) and is new to the water, even a small gas outboard could be a problem waiting to happen. A electric trolling motor with the right amount of thrust to move the paddle boat around at decent amount speed for a beginner or novice boater is the safest choice for you :-)

  • Thomas Broking (2 days ago)

    +Samonator Gray you do remember it was designed to be foot powered.. . its not going to be a water ski boat

  • Samonator Gray (2 days ago)

    to slow for electric and hevey from batterys

  • Cory Gibson (Feb 7, 2019)

    Build some speakers for that thing!

  • Not Sure (Feb 4, 2019)

    This is like "pimp my ride" padal boat aditionI used to do the same stuff when I was under the influence of a green leafy substance that was absorbed by the lungs. I wanna do a strip boat with a 550 jet ski motor.

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  • Randy Rowe (6 days ago)

    Are you throwing daggers? He don't need genius dank, with a mind like that. The genius dank is just for those, that need a kick in the ass . It works for those that are go getters. I used to come up with great lyrics, jokes and one liners only Rodney Dangerfield would say

  • Ian O'kane (Feb 6, 2019)

    Martyville that's the song right. Not margaritaville

  • Ray Konold (Feb 4, 2019)

    Marty! It needs a Tiki. You can do more with a case of Bud Light in two days than most people can do in a workshop all year. When I saw you get the Bud Light out of the ice machine, I was think we would soon be calling you 3 finger Marty. The you put up the " DIY responsibility." I couldn't stop laughing. For you it could be said "We can't change the wind but we can modify our boats. LOL Great video. Thanks for sharing.

  • umvhu (Feb 4, 2019)

    Definitely like the electric, with a slightly stronger electric motor I think it will be a popular 1 day hire vessel, just need to work out how much battery for how much range

  • Jimmy Garrett (8 hours ago)

    Battery meters are not that expensive.even look an work like fuel gauge.

  • theown32 (Feb 6, 2019)

    a 24V 110# thrust mincota would put in some work on that boat. 2 deep cycle 850CCA batteries pushes/pulls my 17ft fiberglass bass boat for 12 to 13 hours. I hardly ever need it on high though. at most with a bass boat you only need to go 2mph when trolling down bank. Kick it on high when I need to move a short distance but dont want to use the gas engine. Moves my boat about 11mph on high.

  • Jon R. (16 hours ago)

    You have an amazing mind sir I have a ton of respect for you and all of your knowledge your extremely talented and I'm sure this is nothing for you but I'm very impressed with the way you think then create huge thumbs up my friend!!!Oh and I'm most definitely subscribed now!!

  • Nick Dixon (Feb 4, 2019)

    Did roundabout send you a bill for all that star board?

  • Peanut (Feb 11, 2019)

    Roundabout Watercrafts lol

  • paige hunt (Feb 9, 2019)

    Is port board less expensive? And are you sure about using starboard for the left side?

  • Robb's Homemade Life (Feb 6, 2019)

    Marty, that was the best use of drone footage I have seen in a DIY video ever! Your editing skills just get better all the time. As for the boat, it is way cool and I enjoy seeing you use Starboard, it is one of my most favorite materials to work with. The pedal boat just says fun any way you look at it. It was odd not to see any Zoffinger orange anywhere on it :). Big thumbs up!

  • Robb's Homemade Life what got me here was the motor on a pedal boat. I googled wether it could be done and here I am.

  • Robb's Homemade Life (3 days ago)

    +BCtruck, rebuild, repair,repurpose Hey Brad, nice to see ya down here in the fishing kayak videos LOL.