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treetall100
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Nice electric drive unit

Postby treetall100 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:36 pm

http://re-e-power.com/index.html

Boy if these were in the $1000-$1500 range it would be ideal for my Lo Voltage...anyone know of any other similar links like this?
Patrick Morais
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby upspirate » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:19 am

looks like a neat system

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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby upspirate » Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:22 am

I would hate to spend this much and modify it,but these motors have good reviews from what I've heard:

http://www.torqeedo.com/us/hn/home.html

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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby treetall100 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:25 am

Yes, I've seen their advertisments in wooden boat magazine! Don't think I could cut them up to use in my application...it's just wrong!
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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby psychobilly » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:37 pm

There was some ole boy on here that laminated wood over a minnkota and it looked like a rudder above the wader line. Below the wader line you could only see the wheel... Nice touch he did.

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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby upspirate » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:43 pm

Yep he was at The Gathering....very cool work on his boats

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Re: Nice electric drive unit

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Cranky Badger
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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby Cranky Badger » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:47 pm

I'm planning on using the engine mounted MinnKotas in Fergal's second link there on each hull of a pontoon boat.

I emailed the distributor about it and found out that the company doesn't recommend them for use for primary propulsion.
I thought that was strange since their entire job is to push the boat around all day long...

I think I posted the reply in a discussion here somewhere.
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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:43 am

Here's an interesting drive.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Canoe/

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Re: Nice electric drive unit

Postby NMMARENG » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:18 pm

Duffy Electric Boats has a nice unit but I don't know if they sell them outright.


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