Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
Welcome, interesting choice of propulsion. Any particular reason you’ve gone down this route? Eco/early adopter/dealer
A quick glance at the epropulsion website has the Navy3.0 as a 3kW/6hp engine. The last time I looked 3kW=4hp, so something is off.
Good luck with your adventures.
Well, she who controls the propulsion has been on at me to provide an electric assist for the kayak, I was scratching my head at that one, there are plenty of options but also the kayak needs a few repairs before it is seaworthy again (it's a folder and currently in a few pieces). She has also been nagging for a swim, snorkeling and diving platform which a folding kayak is not suitable for, plus we are into our middle ages and various bits of our bodies have been slowly packing up, so it was time for a change.....
and then we are used to the peace and tranquility of silent propulsion, we are also wildlife watchers and a dirty noisy stinky petrol motor wan't going to cut it on the rivers and inland waters!
I can always get myself a 20HP motor and go gocat racing if needs be
Not really eco warriors, but looking at the way the world is moving following electric bikes and cars, boats and PWC's etc are going to be next on the hit list, give it another 10 years and motor/battery tech will be at 20HP levels no doubt and be viable for those with deep pockets to spend on their toys