Bob brought up a very interesting product.
On the website for the Electric paddle.http://www.electricpaddle.com/downloads ... g_2010.pdf
(The 48 Degree North, article), it's mentioned that this is a product designed as an addition/supplement to the paddle, peddle, or oar methods that are already available for use on small boats, such as a kayak.
Interestingly, the designer, Joe Grez, is also a project manager for the Sonic Care Toothbrush. As, I swear by these toothbrushes, the colors used for the Electric Paddle are almost identical to the toothbrush (trivia).
If The Electric Paddle works as well as that electric tootbrush, then it gets 2 full thumbs up from me. From the reviews, it does it's job as intended.
It is also quite cost effective, can be used on a 24V battery (with optional cable); and it seems to fill that small niche that other power sources simply cannot compete with:
A simple, lightweight means to help out your tired muscles after a long day out on your Island if the wind has stopped blowing.
Motor sailing is also used by many people in the same regard even if there is wind but the clock says you need to get home sooner than later.
Thanks for that post, Bob, and yes I'm seriously thinking about buying this one.
Best Regards, rhyolken, Bob