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Re: electric kayak
Posted by LeRoy on Mar 16, 2007
Sounds like you need more weight forward, but first check to make sure your motor is not pointed downward relative to waterline — check with kayak fully loaded. Next try moving your 12v battery to the front hatch. If it’s already there, and you have the room and weight capacity, add more weight by using two 6v golf cart batteries in series... as a bonus you’ll get double the runtime.
BTW, for displacement speeds, the canoe comes very close to the ideal hull shape for electric propulsion.
In Response to: electric kayak by steve evans on Mar 16, 2007