Awesome, thanks guys. Some great ideas in there.
Tom Kirkman wrote:
The small Watersnake/Sevylor/etc. 18lb thrust model (they're all the same motor from the same Chinese manufacturer) is really a great little motor. Light, powerful and runs a long, long time on a smaller 35 amp-hour battery.
It won't get you there in a hurry, but it'll run you within 20% as fast as much larger higher thrust motors that are far heavier, require larger, heavier batteries, etc.
I haven't tried one on an AI or TI, but on a Revolution 13 it'll push you along at about 3.7 MPH.
TI has a lot more drag than a revolution... I'm not sure exactly how fast the current moves at my spot, but there is usually a 10+ mph breeze in the opposite direction of where I need to go. It couldn't be that bad, though, because I can usually pedal there. Still think it would work?