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Old 12-18-2003
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electric trolling motors for small sailboats?

i recently purchased a san juan 21, 7'' beam, weighs 1250 lbs. i am considering powering it with electric trolling motor(s), the kind typically used by fishermen for keeping quiet.

naturally, this is not a permanent arrangement. i intend to install a small gas outboard in a short while, but need a quick power fix to move the boat and get me around in the meantime.

has anyone tried this before? will the engines produce enough power to get me through the water?

i have access to some really cheap electric motors, which is why i am even considering this. any guidance would be most appreciated.
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