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Old 02 June 2009, 15:43   #1
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33 lbs Electro engine.

Hi everyone,

I want to buy a small rubberboat with an electro engine because i'm going to croatia this summer. I want an electro engine because it doesn't need a lot of maintenance. We can buy a 33 LBS electro engine but we have got a question. How can i convert LBS to Horse Power? We need quite a lot of power because there are waves in Croatia and we don't want to stay were we are.

thank you,
Thomas
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Old 02 June 2009, 17:28   #2
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Don't bother. By the time you have added batteries and a way of charging them they are a lot more expensive and a lot more hassle.

Prob the best electric outboard is the Torqeedo - they are good but very expensive and range is still limited.

http://www.torqeedo.com/en/hn/home.html

http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...=Torqeedo&aq=f

I would still go for a small outboard - say 6hp or similar.
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Old 05 June 2009, 02:30   #3
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as a rule of thumb 17 lbs of thrust = 1hp
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