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Old 03 October 2014, 15:14   #1
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44lbs thrust elecric outboard

I have a 3.1 Zodiac (air floor) and am thinking of an electric outboard for the canals (I have a 6hp Evin. for the sea) I am looking at a 44lb thrust with a 60ah battery. Does anyone have an idea of how long this would run for 3 up. Obviously it will be a guestimate. I hope it will be about 4 hours or so. (4mph max remember on canals and I don't expect it to go much faster).

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Old 07 October 2014, 10:18   #2
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i have used a 33lb thrust outboard with a knackered (wouldn't reliably start a XKR) battery out of Jag 100ah (i think) and it will run that for about 2 hrs at max speed (not much point in any other speed) it didn't seem to matter weather the outboard was on a Canadian canoe, an inflatable or a windsurf board(yes really balancing the battery was interesting) it did about the same speed.
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