Yup, Capt'n Chaos is right. Using the evolve motor while sailing let me point higher into the wind and pay attention to the waves. There were some big waves some about 6' or so that smacked into the boat or the boat crested a wave and came crashing down. Motor was at about 80% full throttle to conserve some battery after entering the inlet. At no time did the motor complain. No cavitation, no hiccups, just solid continuous power. It did much better at powering the boat forward than my pedaling could ever have done, not to mention worrying about a fatigue factor. Spitting out seawater often does make pedaling a bit more difficult
I used to think the Evolve motor was only an accessory to be used when the wind died. However, it can be critical to make it home when wind and surf become dangerously rough. The previous week I had towed 2 sea kayaks one behind the other 7 miles out to where a bay met the Gulf so they could see the bird sanctuary and be able to kayak a reasonable distance of 7 miles back. It was like a train with the AI as the engine.
As a kayak accessory a few long trips that would normally require shuttling, like a 10 mile trip downstream, I now just use the motor to 'drive' me 10 miles upstream where I turn around, remove the motor, and paddle back. All that while towing my wife's Kestrel Kayak who also paddles back.
Very neat little accessory.