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Old 02 June 2009, 14:43   #1
Country: Netherlands
Length: no boat
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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,

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Old 02 June 2009, 16:28   #2
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
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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.

I would still go for a small outboard - say 6hp or similar.

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Old 05 June 2009, 01:30   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: bicester
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Engine: outboard only
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as a rule of thumb 17 lbs of thrust = 1hp
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