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Adrian harrison
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Super huck

Post by Adrian harrison » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:48 pm

Ok so I have made up my mind and have bought a set of plans for the 28' super Huck..
I have been looking at electric motors to use with this boat.. Just wondering what sort of power I would need just to cruse around on a lake.. I'm not looking for a speed boat just something that I can sit back on and enjoy fishing and the lake..
I have been looking at a Motenergy me-0201014201 motor would this be a good choice?

Thanks Addrian

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Re: Super huck

Post by galamb » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:26 pm

If you can figure how many "horses" you would have needed with a gas burner you can figure the "thrust" you would need from an electric.

There is no "one for one" straight equation to convert from one to the other but in general terms 1 horsepower = about 27 or 28 pounds of thrust (that's why electric trolling motors come in 28 pounds (1 horse), 56 pounds (2 horse) etc.

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