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Anybody ever put an outboard in a Poweryak?

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:50 pm
by Captaintom62
I have finally completed the Poweryak. I have come to the conclusion that our New England windy conditions are no place for the high freeboard, low keel and weak thrust of a 55lb Electric trolling motor on the Poweryak. Has anybody ever placed a 15 HP outboard inside the poweryak, similar to an inboard?? I could then increase the size of the keel, add a large rudder ans scoot along quite nicely.

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:55 pm
by leakcheck
If you would like to spend a few bucks check out those outboard electrics at west marine...torqueeno? something like that...

Steve

(Someone else will chime in on the gas outboard)

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:51 am
by Captaintom62
I am trying to stay away from Electric motors. I find for the money spent gas has much more going for it. Reliability for repairs, dependability due to its simplicity.

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:00 am
by upspirate
the electrics that Steve was talking about are different,they aren't like old trolling motors.
I agree with you on the gas,but you should check out these just for the heck of it

http://www.torqeedo.com/us/hn/home.html