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Offline John Whyte

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Kayak with a trolling motor
« on: March 27, 2012, 02:21:10 PM »
I know it defeats the purpose but has anyone even mounted an electric trolling motor to their kayak? The reason I ask is my wife is concerned that if she takes it out and gets caught in the wind she might need some assistance. I've seen some canoes with one mounted.

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Offline Grandpa Jim

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Re: Kayak with a trolling motor
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 06:09:05 PM »
John,
        I've worn out two rosaries praying for a serious wind to take the bitter half mid-Bay on one of her jaunts with her kayak but no luck yet. Wind resistance is so minimal that I'm sure we'll add significantly to the 42 years of shared wedded bliss.
"... better to burn out, than to fade away ..." Neil Young

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Re: Kayak with a trolling motor
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 06:31:17 PM »
Bahaha Grandpa Jim!

John, I have thought about it....It is possible - a bracket would be farely easy to construct out of aluminum and you could trow in part of a cutting board (just for kicks).

However, I think that Hobie makes an awesome alternative with foot pedals.

I have even thought about mounting a sail to mine for those days when I felt like a ride on the waves...But alas, my kayak hull is already pretty full. I have run out of room.


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Re: Kayak with a trolling motor
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2012, 06:32:06 AM »
GJ I have to at least pretend to help her :D

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I have seen pictures of guys in kayaks with para-sails. That won't take much room. 

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Re: Kayak with a trolling motor
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2012, 02:02:56 PM »
There are companies that have them already. Native Kayak has a neat system.

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Re: Kayak with a trolling motor
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 03:39:25 PM »
Trolling with electric motor on Notty for salmon / steel is priceless in months of fall.
I do use a Minkota 70Lb thrust (Digital maximize built in) on 24V for longest range possible.
The 2 batteries weight 11Kg each. I do have a range of 20km if I keep it at 20-50%.
Sometimes I help other kayakers to get out of the water by towing them.

I am a lean guy and use the small version of Wavewalk W500 - max load 165Kg.
But for heavy range there is a Wavwalk 700 max load: 550 lbs and S4 version for max load of 650 lbs.

More info here:
http://wavewalk.com/blog/kayaks-boats/