10 feet human/electric powered runabout

Discussion in 'Hybrid' started by Scheny, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Scheny
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    Scheny Junior Member

    Hi guys!

    I have been working on the idea on how to create a super-small but fast boat for years. Finally and with the help of a guy from Swiss, we were able to create a 10 feet runabout in stitch&glue (we actually use fiberglass sandwich instead) technique which proves to be more efficient than most other small boats out there, while being comfortable and looking just great.

    The boat is capable of planing at only 500 Watts with an average male adult on board, so that you can use any stronger E-bike motor for transforming this pedal powered beauty into a raging runabout.

    If you want to keep up with our building progress (3 prototypes are nearing completion) and have a look at additional pictures, follow us here:
    www.facebook.com/RagingElk

    I would be happy if you leave a thumbs up if you like it :)

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  2. Skyak
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    Skyak Senior Member

    Very interesting! What are your projections\target for speed and at what power? Displacement?

    I have been working on a sail/paddle hybrid based on a cheap rotomolded hull.
     
  3. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    It would help if you attached the photos instead of adding them to your text. It makes it hard to read; I gave up.
     
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