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Old 12-01-2007, 11:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)

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SVOboy[/B]]How much do these usually cost?
Used? I checked a few eBay auctions and saw $30-$60 for this type of motor. Plus shipping.

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Regular pedal boats with the paddle wheels seem really inefficient. If the generator had some gearing then you could adjust the pedaling speed and effort to whatever you wanted...
Yeah, like the series hybrid human-electric bike.
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