New member here
I been using an Ocean prowler for a year now and just purchased a PA a few weeks ago. Its great, loads of space, can stretch the legs and keep dry. However I cant beleive that after 2 weeks of ownship Im seriously considering adding an electric motor to it.
As there is not much info or discussion about motorized Kayaks or PA for that matter, I thought I'd start here.
I must also admit that I was looking into this project (PA+Electric Power) last year for a fair amount of time and have done a lot of research on the idea. The Evolve and the Torqeedo is interesting but I really want to have the pedals AND the motor at the same time and have a system that is not held on with some tubes and stuff, nor something that is big, bulky, heavy or sticks out too much.
I read somewhere that Hobie was considering a rear mount motor for the PA, but I figure that never happened.
I've looked and just about every thing on the market you can get and my conclusion is I'll likely have to design something myself. Good but bad.
Ive got some really really good ideas, but time is my problem. Am I nuts?
I really just rather buy something that solves my problems (even if it costs $2500) or tell someone else how to do it for me (what I normally do, ha ha).
R&D Director, Electronics and Mechanical design. Product design and manufacturing.
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