Author Topic: Electric Motor, how much thrust do I need?  (Read 3322 times)

Nate Selstad

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Electric Motor, how much thrust do I need?
« on: March 07, 2009, 07:45:01 PM »
For the first season after baby Olin Semper gumby is going to be moored on a city lake here in Minneapolis.  Gas engines are not allowed, so for taxiing the boat around the mooring field I need to buy an electric motor.  What is the minimun thrust I will need to safely move the boat? 

The Honda 2HP will stay on the boat "for safety" (sudden storm etc.)

Can't believe it is going to snow tonight!!!

Nate

Bob Wiltrout

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Re: Electric Motor, how much thrust do I need?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2009, 12:36:58 AM »
Check West Marine for the Torqeedo it has been tested on a U20. Copy and paste link below to go direct.

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/producte/10001/-1/10001/275694?&cid=chanintel&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=275694

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Drew Harper

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Re: Electric Motor, how much thrust do I need?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 08:20:25 PM »
I use a Torqeedo and love it.

A short shaft fits into the motor well too. Powers the boat in nearly everything for about 45 mins.




Nate Selstad

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Re: Electric Motor, how much thrust do I need?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 09:43:32 PM »
I concur that the torqueedo is the electric motor of choice for the U20.

I was looking for "how much thrust" because I was evaluating which Craigslist
trolling motor I was going to pick up for the least outlay.  I am picking up a
Minn Kota Saltwater 55p something or other for $150 tomorrow.  I figure
55#s is more than the torqueedo 401 but less than the 801.  This motor
will soley be used for "Mr Happy" times on a Lake in the center of the city
in Minneapolis.

Always Flexible,

Nate 

Mark Dobie

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Re: Electric Motor, how much thrust do I need?
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 07:34:15 PM »
Nate aka Mr.Happy aka Mr.IV aka Semper Gumby displaying once again that we must all do our part in these tough economic times to restrain from buying goods manufactured overseas and instead stimulate our economy by spending our money traveling to regattas here in North America. :)