electric outboard

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keeling58
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Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:29 am
Location: rudyard lake
Boat Name: aries 2
Sail Number: 129

electric outboard

Post by keeling58 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:10 am

Has anyone any experience of using a Torqueedo outboard motor. I use one on my Swift Aries 2 and it moves her along as well as a 3hp petrol , but because it is in the well I cant lift it when sailing and at speed the prop spins a condition that the users manual says can harm the electronics . I have made a stainless rod with two 90 degree bends and secured it to the shaft with cable ties and a couple of bungees . A bit heath Robinson but it is working fine and I just turn it to lock the prop when sailing and so far have always remembered to disengage it before using it again.

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