How To Measure An Outboard Shaft Length [Correctly]
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How To Measure An Outboard Shaft Length [Correctly]

The measurement of an electric outboard motor shaft must include the transom height, the propellor’s radius, and an additional margin of between 4 to 10 inches to allow for different hull shapes. The correct shaft length will ensure that the propellor produces maximum thrust. An outboard shaft length is measured differently from trolling motor shaft…

Long Shaft vs Short Shaft Outboard Motors [Which?]

Long Shaft vs Short Shaft Outboard Motors [Which?]

The correct shaft length ensures that the outboard motor operates efficiently and effectively. A motor with a shaft that is too short may cavitate, leading to poor performance and potential damage, while one that is too long can cause the boat to drag or handle poorly. Measuring the right shaft length involves considering the transom height…

What Is The Most Powerful Electric Outboard Motor?
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What Is The Most Powerful Electric Outboard Motor?

The current holder of the most powerful electric outboard motor is the Evoy Storm 300 HP, and they are set to deliver a new outboard this year called the Hurricane that will deliver a whopping 400 HP. The previous holder of that title was, the E-Motion 180E by Vision Marine Technologies. Not only does Vision…

A [Brief] Guide To Charging Boat Batteries With Solar Panels

A [Brief] Guide To Charging Boat Batteries With Solar Panels

Before I get into talking about how to charge with solar you first need to know how much solar your boat needs overall because installing solar panels on your boat involves more than just mounting hardware and wiring. This article discusses the principles that must be followed when installing solar panels on a boat. We also…

How Do You Hook Up Solar Panels To A Boat Battery?

How Do You Hook Up Solar Panels To A Boat Battery?

This article discusses the basic steps for connecting solar panels to the batteries on a boat and the wiring of the system is also outlined. For a thorough step-by-step guide on the actual mounting, refer to my marine solar panel installation article which walks you through everything from tools to hardware. Step By Step Guide…

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