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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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Brendan


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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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