against wind and Deben waves –
and across flat water
Pretty impressiveIs this the future for powering yatch tenders.Looks a damn site easier to man handle than a conventional outboat with the added bonus of so quiet
I think it is the future
is it now…. well it works marvelously for me sailing close to home and messing witha dinghy everyday
but for the me sailing in scotland…. then it will still have to be the Honda.
But I do love the quiet and the fact that every morning the tank has miraculously filled up agaim that I have no petrol smells, there is no oil.
I’ve just quizzed these on the web …..
How much ?? !!
It’s a shame they’re so pricey I think we would see a lot more of them about, ditto electric bikes which I think are the future.
they are twice as expensive as a new petrol outboard of the same HPhttps://www.ebcmarine.com/mariner-2-5hp-10hp/mariner-3-5hp-outboard-motor-short-or-long-4-stroke-f3-5m
– and not available second hand
Chris sent it to me as a gift…. which was very nice of him. But we will all be electric one day. Running one has been a real eye opener for me. My video comments on it are coming up soon.
Right now, I am enjoying the peace, the oil free dinghy and the almost zero running costs
Way to go! The electric powered boat I built has a 40 pound thrust MinnKota which will drive the boat about the same speed as yours. A standard deep cycle 100 amp battery will run the boat for 2.5 hours and use about 1/2 the available power. I named my boat “Not so Fast”. I should have called it “Knot so noisy).Torqeedo motors are one of the very best. Show the people the prop – very efficient. The MinnKota has a system in the controller which conserves electricity – it uses electronics instead of resistors for speedcontrol.Cheers
so far so good gazza – they are very efficient provided you keep the boat below hull speed – put it up on the plane and things start to get inefficient, but on the river I know how far it is to the hard at waldringfield, so I can run it at full blatt and then plug it in when I get home and put it away in the shed. Amazingly, in the morning, it is full of power and ready to go again.
A top speed range of 5 miles is pretty good – a half speed range of 12 miles is more than enough for the estuary daily sails. However, when sailing and exploring off base then I will take the Honda, two cans of petrol ….. and the ear defenders.