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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:26 pm 
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Could you please post the photos of what you made?? I'm sure that I'm not the only one who would like to view your craftmanship!!

Thanks in advance.
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X2 please

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:06 am 
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I'll try to take some pics ......... might not be this weekend though .......


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Awesome Gaz...I'd buy one tomorrow if it were commercial.

I just received the evolve2 motor & will probably mount in mirage drive.

Where do you get the tube that connects the motor/prop to your mounting device? Same Q for the extended power cable.

Was that direct from Torqeedo?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:58 pm 
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Really like your Torqueedo set up, I would like to do that to my PA12.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:47 am 
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Patriot wrote:
Awesome Gaz...I'd buy one tomorrow if it were commercial.

I just received the evolve2 motor & will probably mount in mirage drive.

Where do you get the tube that connects the motor/prop to your mounting device? Same Q for the extended power cable.

Was that direct from Torqeedo?


Problem with the Evolve on the PA is that you can't use the rear mount. You can only use it in the Mirage Drive hole. Have to order the Torqeedo ......... got mine from Hook1 ....... to get the rear mount that has the bar and ball mount.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:16 am 
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Hope to have pics by the end of the week.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:59 am 
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Thinwater skinner wrote:
Dang, nice job. Are you a machineish by trade?


No, I did the drawing and sent it to machine shop to do the work for me.

Mem: Correct, no motor steering, but I prefer it that way. I only use the rudder steering which for me works fine and usually I hardy ever need to turn tight. In fact it makes it goes straight which means I dont need to steer all the time and I can cast and fish hands free. If I want to turn more I can also peddle at the same time as the motor and that makes it turn more and quicker.

Some bad news this year however. The battery and motor got some water in it. they are back at the shop for repair. :(


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:08 am 
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Gaz ...good to hear from you again buddy ... as I said before ...... you da man ....... great engineering job.

I tried to lock mine down and had all kinds of problems ....... but I didn't have a device like yours. First, if it wasn't EXACTLY straight it would pull to 1 side at the higher speed. Even with it exactly straight, it would pull to 1 side very hard if there was anything in the water to the point that I could only turn in 1 direction at high speed and could barely hold it straight when the rudder was turned hard to the opposite side that it was pulling. In addition, It would only turn if you had some speed and the turn was wide at that because the rudder was in front of the engine.

But that was with my set up.

Hooking it to the steering drum solved all of that. Now it turns on a dime even at low speed because it essentially has 2 rudders ...... the Hobie rudder and the engine. Also, the simple mounting setup that Torqeedo has (the we lamented about for months) really makes sense and is efficient and simple ....... all by drilling 2 holes and using the Hobie steering drum.

I should have pictures by this weekend.

Gaz ....... sorry to hear about the engine ......... that shouldn't have happened because they are sealed units.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:15 am 
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I took some pictures over the weekend but had trouble posting them ........ I sent them to Tony and he graciously volunteered to post them ...... should be up this evening hopefully.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:51 pm 
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bassmann wrote:
Memory Maker wrote:
I took some pictures over the weekend but had trouble posting them ........ I sent them to Tony and he graciously volunteered to post them ...... should be up this evening hopefully.

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Here are the Pictures that Rick took. I may have to make them bigger.


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Struggling to get the pictures out of thumbnails.


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