Re: electric kayak

Posted by Robert Hancock on Mar 20, 2007

Sounds to me like too much power. Even if you paddle too fast, the stern will sink lower in the water. The kayak is a displacement type hull , not a planing hull and therefore it has a maximum speed . I used to put a 12 lb thrust motor on my Mill Creek and that was just the right amount of power and I would keep level with my friends who were paddling. try it on low speed and get a lend of a GPS if you don't have one and see how fast you are going and report back. Good luck. Robert.

In Response to: electric kayak by steve evans on Mar 16, 2007