Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Re: Mariner Electric
Those are trolling motors - not the same as a outboard.
For instance the 82 lb thrust model (the biggest) is about the same as a 1hp engine.
I have a 44 lb thrust (not mariner) - it's okay for dinghy ops of less than 20 minutes, runs my 10 foot rib at 2.5 knots. It managed to push my buddies Coronado 25 (4500 pounds) at 1.2 knots in flat water.
Lessons learned are opportunities earned.