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Torquedo

by Tom Green » Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:38 am

I was considering a Torquedo electric outboard motor for my dinghy. Would appreciate thoughts or experience with this option.

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Re: Torquedo

by Page 83 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:17 am

Pricey, and not absolutely quiet, the torqeedo line is VERY interesting. Recharging the small one could be problematic on a sailboat, but relatively easy on a Powercat. Did you know the biggest motors could replace the main engines on a 36?
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Re: Torquedo

by maxicrom » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:58 am

I can't speak to the smaller self contained units, but I've installed the 24v Cruise 2.0 (6hp) model as the STBD motor on our PDQ 36. It works great, but we only have about 10 hrs or so on it. We have a Yanmar diesel inboard on the port side and use the Torqeedo for docking an manuevering only. The only comment I would make is that the waterproofing could be a little better - again the self contained unit may be different. The instructions say do not submerge the control head. So far so good we are very pleased with our unit.

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Re: Torquedo

by Ross Bowling » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:06 pm

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I agonized about electric vs. gas when I was looking. I followed Henry Clews recommendation on the AB and since the 15HP is the same weight as the 9.9, went with the 15. For my use on SF Bay, it is nice to have the power to get up and go when we are at Angel Island or in the Delta. Examine your use, and if you might have 4 folks in the dink, and need to go some distance, go Gas.

I just purchased a used jet ski trailer to allow me to remove the dink when I know it will not be used. I fortunately have a place to store the trailer within 3 block of the Yacht Club. I am anxious to get the weight off of the stern. My money says go gas. :D

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Re: Torquedo

by Page 83 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:40 am

Mike: How fast will the Torqeedo push your 36 on its own?
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Re: Torquedo

by maxicrom » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:14 am

Sandy,

Hard to believe but I haven't run it all by itself - It's so nice being able to stop and adjust coming into the slip - the old controlled crashes were really getting old. Next time I'm out I'll do a speed test :lol:

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