Originally Posted by claretcass
If you win the lottery then get a Torqeedo 1003S equivalent to 3HP outboard). Self contained battery, GPS rangefinder etc. Pricey but worth it. I have a 5HP outboard for inshore and use the electric motor for inland lakes, lochs etc.
Can do 16 miles on low throttle (up to 8 hours) and resolves the problem of an emergency alternative when inshore as its only lightweight.
As this is a "true" electric motor it will return the same power as a 3hp petrol outboard unlike the "thrust" type that return 0.5HP if you are lucky. It will drive up to 1.5 tons.
The downside at the moment is it is expensive but it really is first class.
Thanks for that info regarding the Torqeedo. It does look the "bees knees" but as of yet the Lottery hasn't emailed me regarding Fridays win. That would do the job though.