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Hi everyone...

As I now have Hep C and Stage 4 Cirrhosis of the Liver, I have a hard time walking very far without having to take a break.

I love to fish on the long piers that go out into the gulf but carrying all our fishing gear is a monster task for my wife and me.


So what I want to do is build a motorized cart to take everything out with.

Building the cart is easy. Powering it is why I am here.


I want to use a 12v car battery and motor, and a Reduction Gear Box. Wiring it and mating/mounting it is elementary as well.

What exactly I need to know is, what reduction ratio I need and what RPM motor would match it for MY application. Also current rating (or HP) to pull say… 70 pounds or so.


Last thing, as I am on Disability/SSI now, I cannot purchase new Items.

So can you guys/gals recommend what types of equipment could I salvage the gear box and motor from?


Thank you all very much for your help,



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