Nice electric drive unit

About powering boats with electricity

Moderator: BruceDow

Post Reply
User avatar
treetall100
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:17 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Nice electric drive unit

Post by treetall100 »

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
~ Lo Voltage ~
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

upspirate

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by upspirate »

looks like a neat system

upspirate

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by upspirate »

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

User avatar
treetall100
Posts: 227
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2010 3:17 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by treetall100 »

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!
Patrick Morais
~ Lo Voltage ~
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

User avatar
psychobilly
Posts: 1088
Joined: Wed May 12, 2010 3:07 am
Location: Tomball, TX

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by psychobilly »

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.

upspirate

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by upspirate »

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


Cranky Badger
Posts: 268
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:06 am
Location: BC coast

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by Cranky Badger »

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.
-Brian

"Do or do not. There is no try."
- Yoda

User avatar
Bill Edmundson
Posts: 11868
Joined: Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:45 am
Location: Birmingham, AL, USA
Contact:

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by Bill Edmundson »

Here's an interesting drive.

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

Bill
Mini -Tug, KH Tahoe 19 & Bartender 24 - There can be no miracle recoveries without first screwing up.
Tahoe 19 Build

NMMARENG
Posts: 31
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 3:14 pm
Location: Beverly Hills FL
Contact:

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by NMMARENG »

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

Chopra
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:08 pm
Contact:

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by Chopra »

I'm anticipating utilizing the motor mounted MinnKotas in Fergal's second connection there on each body of a barge watercraft.
I messaged the merchant about it and discovered that the organization doesn't suggest them for use for an essential drive.
I believed that was weird since their whole occupation is to push the watercraft around throughout the day... I think I posted the answer in discourse here someplace.

pacificgreen
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat May 30, 2020 7:24 pm
Location: Vancouver BC
Contact:

Re: Nice electric drive unit

Post by pacificgreen »

Hard to go wrong with a Rayeo. I run two 4Kw 48v motors and only really ever need one for a 5600 lb catamaran.

Post Reply

Return to “Electric Power”