Has anyone put one of these things on? Seems to blow away the evolve for half the price. I'm sorry but I'm going to need more than that tiny evolve battery can provide. Check out the link, looks pretty amazing. Someone tell me they already have one on a pa! http://bassyaks.com/products/kits-avail ... syak-kits/
Sorry guy ..... Don't know where you are getting your info but it doesn't blow away the evolve and the BassYak for the Proangler is $900 plus the cost of the battery and the charger and about $300 in options which means you could be looking at up to $1400 without a battery meter.
The battery usage is about equal but the speed of the Evolve/Torqeedo is faster. There have been several published articles that have said the same thing. The Torqeedo/Evolve weighs 15# w/battery and controller as opposed to about 100 for the Bass Yaks and the footprint is smaller. It alsl tells you hom much time you have left on the battery and has a kill switch if you fall out or turtle ........ much higher tech.
Don't get me wrong ........ the Bassyaks is a great engine and has its's good points. Such as it is built like a tank and it is built for more power than speed and has a better mount and the guy that makes them is great and gives good customer service.
I have both the side mount Motorguide 45# engine and the Torqeedo so I have used them both. Also there are several guys here on MKF that have engines ...both types we have made comparisons at our meet and greets. I like the Torqeedo the best and several of the guys have gone from the Bass Yaks to the Torqeedos.
I don't like the Evolve for the PA because it is only offered as a well mount. The wellmount scares me. I have hit hidden sandbars before with the fins ......... Hitting the sand bar at full power would have to do some major damage. I still can't figure why Hobie doesn't offer a decent rear mount Evolve for their flagship Yak .... the PA. The twist n stow mount on the Revo and Outback is wonderful ........ it would be so simple to adapt it to mount on the rear bar but they haven't so us loyal PA owners are stuck. The Torqeedo ball mount is not the best but it is better than what's presently available for the PA. Bass yaks has a better mount.
I just take exception of your statement that the Bass Yaks blows away the Torqeedo because it simply isn't true ..........