Bring On The Wind
Join Date: Apr 2012
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Re: is anyone using an electric motor to get out of the marina
I used a 72 pound thrust on my Catalina 22 last year when I began having problems with my 2 stroke motor, I sail on inland lake though. I purchased separate battery for trolling motor. My use was approximately 10 minutes off mooring buoy and 10 minutes back on, with occassional use when wind completely died or docking at eatery on lake. That said I'd charge it periodically over the summer jst to know it was charged, but I never had a fear it was low on charge no moer than I was using it. That said it was much more convenient than the 2 stroke and also there was no mess with the gas and oil mix and no trail showing where I had sailed.
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