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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:58 pm 
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Gas Yakker wrote:
SkiPro,

Nice. A few questions...

1. What are the spec's on that PWM? Is that one of those 30A chinese scooter controllers? I assume it's reversible? Looks like a 30lb motor, so about a 30A max draw through the controller?

2. What did you waterproof the flex tubing connections at the plug & motor shaft with? Looks like heat shrink tubing maybe?

3. How did you waterproof the pot in the tiller?

4. Do you have a killswitch? Don't see one...

Thanks!


I will see if I can find the PWM on eBay again. It's rated 30amps. It is Chinese. It is a 30 lb motor; Minnkota Endura C30. I plugged the top of the trolling motor with Plasti-Dip. Also used Plasti-Dip on the speed pot connections after I soldered them. Then I wrapped in self vulcanizing tape. I don't have a kill switch but there is a 40 amp thermal breaker. Here is a little closer view of my PWM including the wiring w/breaker. Looks like a bomb!! Ha!

You will notice some corrosion on the PWM. This has been in the ocean several times and my hull usually gets an inch or two of salt water in there due to the surf launches. When I get home, I open it up and spray it down with electric motor spray cleaner and scrub with an old tooth brush. I ought to use Plasti-Dip, or that spay leak stop stuff I see on infomercials.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 pm 
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You don't have to go below the centerline on the PA - as long as the position of the lower T-fitting puts it in a position where anything above it is a wider section of hull, which it will be on the PA, it'll work fine.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Thanks! Sure does look like a bomb :)

That does look like the chinese PWM's I've seen.

I was thinking of a killswitch as in "emergency disconnect" if you fall overboard or turtle with the motor running. Might be worth considering.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:34 pm 
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SkiPro3:

Is that a Hobie Cat in pic #5? :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:00 am 
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Dear all,

Here's a link to a public Picasa photoalbum in which you can see my Hobie Adventure with the PVC motormount, it works great! Been on the water yesterday for the first try-out of the new mount. With the Minn Kota Endura 30 fed by a Lithium battery, I trolled for 13 kms on setting 1 or 2 before running out of power. I really like it! The whole outfit (motor plus battery) does not imbalance the Adventure at all.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1110036688 ... directlink

Cheers, Theo


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:00 pm 
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I'm glad you found the design useful.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:27 am 
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kallitype wrote:
I made the Kirkman PVC mount, using my MinnKota 30# motor, on my 16ft Adventure, I get 2.1 mph on the lowest setting, and about 4.4 mph on 5, or high. Here's a pic----the last pic my little Fuji camera will ever take, it slipped its strap and went into the salt water...have it in a gallon jar with DRI-Z-AIR but I think it's a doorstop now.

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That looks sweet! one quick question you mention saltwater on your post, but isn't that the fresh water version of the minnkota?

If so how is it handling the saltwater? I would like get that 30# version but can only find it for freshwater.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:29 pm 
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In general, the only difference between a company's fresh and saltwater electric motors is the color.


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