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    Default Help. Electric Outboard Motor

    I fancy buying an electric outboard motor to make things easier when boat fishing.
    I would appreciate any help on deciding what make, motor size and anything else that may help on this subject.

    Thanks in anticipation.

    seddo
    Last edited by seddo; 29-08-2007 at 03:27 PM.

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    Seddo

    Minn Kota have a good name and seem to be a/the main player. I think they have a matching chart to match engine size to boat size. I have one for a canoe but have yet to get it in the water. I have heard that Shakespeare's reputation in this field doesn't match the good reputation of their rods.

    Minn Kota do freshwater and saltwater versions. I am half thinking that I should have purchased the saltwater version, although I would use a different boat on the sea.

    Battery type and technology should be studied carefully too.

    Can you not use a petrol outboard?

    SAB

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    Iv got a rhino 56lb thrust and have had it for four years trouble free i use it mainly as a back up but it saved my life when my yamaha four stroke packed up whilst fishing in donegal bay if it wasn't for the rhino id have been washed onto the rocks just along from mullaghmore.
    one thing whatever one you chose make sure you get a decent leisure battery something like 120ah as for the motors rhino and minnkota are much the same

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    Hi Sab, I already have a leisure battery and have been told this will power an electric motor, this cost 50ish and I thought I could use this in conjunction with an electric motor.
    Can you give an opinion on Rhino motors and what "THRUST" would be appropriate for lakes and reservoir fishing.
    seddo

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    Thanks Marazion Midge, you must have posted as I was replying to Sab.
    I think you have answered my query perfectly and I would like to thank both of you for your quick replies.

    Much appreciated.

    seddo

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    Hi there,
    have a look at this link m8.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA:IT&ih=003

    regards Gary

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    I had a Shakespeare outboard for much of the 1990s when I did more reservoir boat fishing than I do now. The thing caught fire in the middle of Blagdon and I didn't use it heavily either. Not impressed. I'm still here to tell the tale so no lasting harm done.

    If I was in the market for another one I would go the extra mile and buy a Minn Kota per SAB's advice.
    "In wine there is wisdom. In beer there is strength. In water there is bacteria." - German proverb
    JH based near Southampton

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    Thumbs up

    Cheers and thanks a lot fella's, I have just bought a motor from Lakelands boats.
    Thanks for the link h4gg13

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    Quote Originally Posted by seddo
    Cheers and thanks a lot fella's, I have just bought a motor from Lakelands boats.
    Thanks for the link h4gg13
    thats a bargain and she wont let you down but please make sure you get a goooooooood battery cos it could save you a long row

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    A little secret - treat yourself to an intelligent charger.

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