Torqeedo vs Elco

Torqeedo vs Elco

Both manufacturers offer electric outboard motors in the 1hp to 80hp (Elco 5hp to 50hp) category and have an established track record and presence in the leisure boating sector. While gas-powered outboard engines account for the lion’s share of sales (98% of all sales) and persuading people to change to electric is not an easy…

[Complete] Guide to Batteries For Electric Outboard Motors

[Complete] Guide to Batteries For Electric Outboard Motors

In the new(ish) world of electric boats, batteries are an expensive necessity. Ensuring that you choose the most appropriate battery for your motor is essential. The first decision you must make is the battery type that suits your budget and circumstances. Lithium-ion is the winner in almost every metric, except that all-important one of cost….

12 Volt Trolling Motors: A Guide to Choosing & Using Them

Trolling motors have developed extensively over the last few years. Now, with the advanced models, they can be programmed to act as an anchor, to troll along a preset route, and, in some cases, to provide underwater views. Before we get into the details of buying one, have a look at these noteworthy models from…

How Long Does an Electric Trolling Motor Last? Essential Guide and Factors

How Long Does an Electric Trolling Motor Last? Essential Guide and Factors

Several factors influence how long your trolling motor will last both in terms of its lifespan and runtime out on the water. This article is going to focus mainly on runtime. To work out how much you have then, you’ll need to remember these key points: Runtime (hours) = Battery Amp Hour Rating / Motor…

Do Trolling Motors Need a Battery? Essential Facts Explained
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Do Trolling Motors Need a Battery? Essential Facts Explained

Yes, trolling motors rely on a battery to work. The battery powers the electric motor that propels the boat. It provides the necessary electrical energy to propel the boat silently and efficiently, making it an essential component for operating a trolling motor. At a Glance: 1️⃣ Operating conditions such as temperature, wind, and current can…

How To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery with Solar Panels?
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How To Charge A Trolling Motor Battery with Solar Panels?

As an avid mariner who values eco-friendly power solutions, I have learned that charging with solar panels is the most cost-effective method in the long term. Sure, it’ll take a while for the investment to pay off, but considering the lifespan of a panel is roughly 25 years, there’s plenty of time to do so….

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