electric kayak.

Discussion in 'Propulsion' started by joco, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. joco
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    joco Junior Member

    hi all.

    i am sher a few off you here no a bit abaout kayaks and elect outboard motor.

    so right now i have a frew kayak and would like to put 2 kit on 2 off them.

    i got 2 17 pound trust and a 30 pound trust motr and onother one off 36 pound trust all minn kota motors.

    i am not in it for speed.

    some people inclding me is looking to put my 17 pound trust on those.

    do i do a good thing.?

    big deference bet those 2 in speed in batery consomtion.?


    and if i do put a little 17 pounder..should i change the prop.? i am sher some off you have info for props for those motor to guive me more power or batterie longevity etc.

    or link to other tread in that direction.

    thanks

    joco
     
  2. alan white
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    alan white Senior Member

    Most electric trolling motors have props designed for bigger heavier boats than your kayak. Your lowest battery consumption would be with a prop suited to the average speed you wish to travel (say, 5 kts).
    In general, a lighter boat would have a prop with more pitch, possibly two blades, and smaller than a prop designed for a larger boat.
    Someone here must have a prop book, like the one by Dave Gerr. They could probably tell you which prop would be best for your kayak.
     
  3. joco
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    joco Junior Member

    i did have read somewhere people using RC plane prop on there little electric motors.

    becasue true not a lot off company do prop for sutch small electric motor

    thanks

    joco
     
  4. Submarine Tom

    Submarine Tom Previous Member

    I gotta say, at this point, that this reminds me of the news story, here on the coast, when a kayak, loaded with cocaine, was intercepted as it made landfall in the middle of the night right here in Victoria. It was very likely making autonomous trips back and forth from the USA to Canada trading "BC Bud" (marijuana) for US cocaine, pound for pound.

    I don't mean to fear-monger, but heads-up folks.
     
  5. Easy Rider
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    Easy Rider Senior Member

    joco,
    Torquedo makes a very nice electric propulsion system with all the engineering done.

    Easy Rider
     

  6. joco
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    joco Junior Member

    easy rider.

    yep look at them..but for what they ask in $$$..wow no way.

    even if ther are a great unti its not worth that kind off $$

    i got myself a new motor now.

    15 and 17 pound trust min kota that will get rig for my yak.

    thanks for the heads up.taugh.;)


    joco
     
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