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Old 03 January 2008, 13:37   #1
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Electric aux

I know they have been mentioned before but just found this video of a Torqeedo - it's actually fitted tyo a resonable size RIB - sadly it's all Greek to me - where's Manos when you need him???



I reckon the Torqeedo would be great for special forces - they could keep it in their rucksacks!!!
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Old 03 January 2008, 15:25   #2
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I know they have been mentioned before but just found this video of a Torqeedo - it's actually fitted tyo a resonable size RIB - sadly it's all Greek to me - where's Manos when you need him???



I reckon the Torqeedo would be great for special forces - they could keep it in their rucksacks!!!

Hmm by the time you have put it together you would probably have been run down by the Ferry thats heading towards you
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It did get me thinking though - loads of torque low down AND if your boat engine is knackered you could connect up the 120amp main battery which should give you a better range.

Naybe an electric outboard could be used on a RIB after all???
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ther is a few other vids there . The next one is in german with subtitiles .

It looks quite good , with up to a days use from its own li-ion battery . But at 1500 euros it aint cheap .

Anyway its proved to me that 2 hp is just enough for an aux .
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ther is a few other vids there . The next one is in german with subtitiles .

It looks quite good , with up to a days use from its own li-ion battery . But at 1500 euros it aint cheap .

Anyway its proved to me that 2 hp is just enough for an aux .
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Hold on a minute though - these things are designed for lots of low down torque through big diameter props - that's the problem with small outboards - too high revving unless you get a saildrive version.

A bloke I know had a 5 or 6hp modern outboard on a warrior type fishing boat and it wouldn't drive him against the tide - his father's old Seagull was much better even though it had less HP!!!
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Hold on a minute though - these things are designed for lots of low down torque through big diameter props - that's the problem with small outboards - too high revving unless you get a saildrive version.

A bloke I know had a 5 or 6hp modern outboard on a warrior type fishing boat and it wouldn't drive him against the tide - his father's old Seagull was much better even though it had less HP!!!
Good point it did have a big and unusual prop on it . I think I shall borrow my mates honda 2.3 and give that a go , maybe a 4 stroke would do better in this case .
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g-comm.co.uk/torqeedo

If you haven't googled it yet
here's the British dealer . they do a bigger one also equivalent to a 6hp.
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g-comm.co.uk/torqeedo

If you haven't googled it yet
here's the British dealer . they do a bigger one also equivalent to a 6hp.
Yes the bigger ones can also be connected to an external battery.

i think the Torqeedos are overpriced and there is no need for the built in battery unless you are with the SBS but it does make me wonder about the suitability of a normal electric outboard for those in sheltered waters. Easy to store in a locker until needed!!!
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Having its own battery was the appeal for me especially if it could be charged on board .
Not only as a get you out of trouble motor but something for trolling when fishing as its so quiet.
I wouldn't want to risk flattening the boats battery , and if battery problems are the reason for needing it one day you are skuppered . Adding a second battery would work out heavier and more hassle than a small petrol motor .

So back to petrol it is , just got to find the right one .
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