eKayak - Version 2

Here's where you get your hands dirty, so to speak. So if you like to build or customize things for the yak, this is your forum
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Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:08 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean
Kayak Model: Scupper Pro

Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:39 pm

Thought I'd share version two of the Scupper Pro to e-Kayak build if anyone's interested.

Last year’s model of the eKayak looked great, performed OK but the small thrusters were not ideal and ran into lots of problems with weed.


So, here’s round two – modifying a white snake trolling motor to fit a new bracket attached to the kayak rudder. Not as fancy, but much more functional!


To balance the kayak, a 12v battery is mounted in the bow. The aluminium master control box houses a mosfet motor controller from eBay. The deck mounted control box houses the variable speed control dial and forward reverse switch.


The extra connection on the master control box takes an input from the dead mans switch to stop the kayak motoring away towards the horizon if I fall into the drink.

Speed tests showed just over 6.5 knts

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Marc N
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Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:06 am
Kayak Make: FishMaster
Kayak Model: Elite4
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Location: Birkenhead Auckland NZ

Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:53 am

Cool, looks like a go-er :)
Fishmaster Elite4 'yak
Fishing for every thing from Trout to Kingfish

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