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 Post subject: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:20 pm 
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Hi all,
I am pretty keen to fit a torqeedo ultra light to the back of my PA14, I am hoping to achieve a faster cruise speed with the combination of both the pedals and the torqeedo.
Does anyone currently have their PA set up like this? What do you or don't you like about it?
What would you do differently?

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 Post subject: Re: Torqueedo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:23 pm 
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Sorry for the double post, I submitted these days apart and didn't think my account was working. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Torqueedo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:31 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Torqueedo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:40 pm 
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The answer to your question is "i love it". Ive tried several other options and none compare to the torqueedo for me. Ive used the side mounted 30lb trolling motor that goes in the rod holders. I have also tried the Island hopper mount the fits into the rod holders none is as clean or as light with optimal power than the torqueedo.


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 Post subject: Re: Torqueedo
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:12 pm 
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Thanks baseman, what sort of cruise speed do you get using both the pedals and the motor?


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 Post subject: Re: Torqueedo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:05 am 
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......... Up to 6 mph with both but only for short periods of time....high speed REALLY eats up the battery just like any engine .....

love the combo but you have to make sure you line up the rudder and the engine. I have mine connected to the steering hub so the PA steering also controls the Torqeedo. This sucker turns on a dime at any speed.


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:23 pm 
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ƒYI for short distances you can get 6 MPH with the mirage only... So the Torqeedo will not help in extra speed. but it will help on resting and still being able to move forward on a windy day... Good Luck


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Thanks memory maker
Could I see some pics of your set up?


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:25 am 
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Thinwater .......... no the Torqeedo does add to the speed ........


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:18 pm 
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Memory Maker wrote:
Thinwater .......... no the Torqeedo does add to the speed ........


OK


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 8:53 pm 
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just what I've been looking for for two days ! Don't much like the idea of the one mounted where the mirage goes incase I hit a stump or something. Anybody know if I would still be able to use reverse with this setup without the motor kicking up ? Thanks...


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:14 am 
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Yak9107 wrote:
Don't much like the idea of the one mounted where the mirage goes incase I hit a stump or something.


Fyi... the eVolve version... The motor is mounted on a flexible (stiff though) fiberglass rod / batten to absorb shock if you hit something.

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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:28 am 
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Thanks for the reply but a flexible fiberglass shaft (but strong) can still produce some major damage to a plastic hull where I fish should you have 500lbs moving and slam in to a stump not to mention it would likely destroy the 2000 dollar unit as well.
Ive hit plenty of stumps sitting hi up on the front of my Tracker 170 trolling to know what it could possibly do the PA hull should it happen .
The only reason Im pulling the trigger on a yak is because I lost the only boat ramp withing 15 miles of my local honey holes so I need something I can manhandle and put it at various different places and drop in at some public parks to access them.
The rear mount is the only way for me to go where I fish. Lots of stumps chasing the whites and crappie way up in to the creeks starting around Thanksgiving.
No way the stab in unit will make it where I fish.
It needs to be something that will get out the way because those cypress stumps dont play around.
Thanks for the input but the evolve just isnt for me.
That said I was researching more this morning and ran across the 20 page thread about Tom Kotman ?? and his secret propulsion system and I was wondering if you or anybody might know if it ever came to be or not? Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:23 pm 
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Testing was a loaded boat running up a boat ramp. It does work pretty darn well.

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 Post subject: Re: Torqeedo
PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:52 pm 
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Perhaps, but Im not willing to bet a new yak and a 2000 dollar motor on it. Stumps are like hitting a wall. Trust me I know. Its a fine unit but it clearly wasn't designed with stump infested shallow water in mind.


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