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Re: trolling motors

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i will check out parsun and motenergy/mars. thanks.
again look at electric motorsport.com

they have a redisgned web site making it much easier to shop now

btw the cheapest parsun outboard is around 1800

I just dont get where this is cheap...no electric outboard(not trolling) is cheap

there are no sub 1000 that I know of

mars motoneregy is what my "potential" kit comes with and a new controlle with regen
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Re: trolling motors

If I have missed someone else commenting on this, I apologize.

The idea of using a trolling motor power plant as an inboard is going to flop just about the time the motor goes up in smoke!

The regular trolling motors are designed to run submerged and will quickly heat up if run in air.

The fork truck, golf car and nearly all other land based types are designed to run in air.

So, if you decide to use your existing prop shaft and so on, you will need a thrust bearing and perhaps a reduction drive to get best performance from your electric motor.

No expert on this stuff but I did see a motorized bicycle using a trolling motor smoke one time.
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Re: trolling motors

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Im almost about to go electric...if a sale goes well down here Im taking the plunge...Im done with flakes here, too expensive stuff and overpriced outboards and parts...

Im this close jack so if I do Ill be letting you know

Im considering an 8hp continuos and 15hp peak dc PM motor kit from electric motorsport.com

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most definately. let me know how it goes and how you do it. that would be really useful information.
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