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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:23 am 
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Location: australia
G'day,has anyone fixed an electric trolling motor (eg minn kota)to an outback?
any pics/advice/experience?have seen a bracket fixed to an outrigger
(not a hobie yak).looking for the complete package pedal/paddle/sail/motor.thanks for any info.
ps I'm a first timer, you guys out there sure have a great wealth of experience!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 6:25 am 
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Hey downunder,
A hearty welcome to the Hobie Forum. Yep-lots of folks have rigged trolling motors to kayaks. However, in head-to-head tests, it turns out the Mirage Drive pedal system will permit the same speed as an electric motor. Here are a few links to get you started. Have fun!

http://www.paddle-fishing.com/rigging/trollmotor.htm

http://www.canopy.net/sunspot/

http://www.kayakfishingstuff.com/articl ... rticles=57

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 11:40 pm 
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G'day Apalache,
thanks for posting the websites,very interesting, they give me some really good ideas,only issue for me would be weight on one side however i guess outriggers would assist stability.i will be down in Sydney (300klms south from home)in July to look at buying the outback fisherman(hope its a current 2006 model and not old stock!!).very limited suppliers in my State,most only carry limited stock and hence comparison of models difficult,the forum and guys like you are a godsend when trying to make the right decision.
thanks again from Downunder
ps.any outback owners with motor and pics out there?


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