Posted 7 years ago
The Man-U-Troll is a hand cranked trolling motor that was operated by cranking the hand rod up and down repeatedly to rotate the propeller in order to traverse across a lake, pond, or river. It was an alternative to an outboard or rowing with oars. This model is one of several hand cranked trolling motors that were on the market. The secret is in the large and highly pitched propeller which could move a lot of water, if only at a slow pace. I never used it as of yet, but my grandson Greg wants to apply it to his kayak. Maybe next summer we'll give it a try.
I have seen a Man-U-Troll demonstrated on U-tube and with little effort and slow pumping of the handle, a canoe traversed effortlessly across a lake and even left a small wake in it's path.
Manufactured by The Universal Projects Co. of Jacksonville, Fla.
It was from the 1930's.
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