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1st Season, Episode 1 (Transcript | Credits)
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The lodge members attempt to build the biggest outboard on the lake by using a 427-inch v8 engine and a ceiling fan for a propeller.

Cast (in order of appearance): Red Green, Harold Green, Ranger Gord, Bill Smith, David, Hap Shaughnessy, Moose Thompson (mentioned), Buster Hadfield (mentioned)

Original Air Date: January 4, 1991

DVD: Red Green – The Infantile Years

Segment Summary[]

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Plot: Red explains that he and his pals thought that the best way to be a man was to be loud and strong and smell like gas, which meant that they needed an outboard motor. They decide to build themselves the biggest outboard on the lake, using a 427-inch engine, a shower rod for a drive shaft, and a ceiling fan for a propeller. They assemble everything using the handyman's secret weapon, duct tape. But it proves too heavy for the aluminum boat they mount it to. They try and balance the weight of the boat by placing Moose on it, but he accidentally weighed the other way. Buster is chosen as test pilot. After some difficulty with starting the boat up, Buster throttles the boat, but the motor goes faster than the boat and it breaks off and then breaks through the boat itself. Buster manages to avoid getting hit by the motor's spinning blade by jumping over it.

Red's Campfire Songs #1: Skinny dipping.

Handyman Corner: Red demonstrates how to properly use a belt sander.

Red's Poetry #1 (The Winter of Our Discount Tent): Kids in winter.

Visit With Ranger Gord: Gord reveals that he has been taking a correspondence course in bricklaying and has been learning to speak beaver in his spare time.

Red's Campfire Songs #2: The marshy bog jig.

Male Call: Harold reads some letters from some teenagers.

Adventures With Bill: Bill attempts to go canoeing with Red.

Red's Poetry #2 (The Winter of Our Discount Tent): A toboggan accident.

Harold's Segments: Harold discusses sex education.

Quality Time: David mows Red's lawn.

Visit With Hap Shaughnessy: Hap worked on a gunpowder rig, which is what caused him to lose his hearing.