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SteveFinney
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outboard

Post by SteveFinney » Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:48 am

Hi, has anyone had any experience of using an electric outboard engine on their Swift?
If so,which one and how did it go?

Steve

DCordner
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Re: outboard

Post by DCordner » Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:55 am

Hi Steve

Just seen your message re electric o/b. As I now sail my Swift on Grafham Water, I did buy one of the trawling type o/b (54 lbs thrust). This was Ok in light winds or no wind to get me back to the mooring. This year I did invest in a Torqeedo Traveller (1103) and this is much better and doesn't drain the onboard battery and has more power. My friend that I sail with is now thinking about getting one.

Hope that helps.

David

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Re: outboard

Post by SteveFinney » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:02 am

Many thanks David.
What Shaft length is your Torqeedo?

Regards

Steve

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Re: outboard

Post by DCordner » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:39 am

Hi Steve,

I went for the short shaft one which was about the same size as my old petrol o/b. When I bought the other electric trolling o/b I went for a longer shaft but really it was too long although it did the job.

Regards, David

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Re: outboard

Post by SteveFinney » Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:46 pm

Hi David,

That's the length I was looking at.
Many thanks for your help and advice.

Regards

Steve

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