Trolling motor on Canoe

Trolling motor on Canoe

AUGUST 25, 2016

So you just bought a Canoe or Kayak and want to know what is required to be legal. Laws governing boats such as canoes and kayaks vary, depending on the body of water and the agency that has jurisdiction. For example, the NC Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has a set of comprehensive requirements for most inland waters and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) considers…

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Briggs and Stratton Etek motor

Briggs and Stratton Etek motor

AUGUST 23, 2016

The Etek motor is a brushed 25-pound pancake shaped motor that puts out enormous power for its weight. Depending on amperage and voltage the Etek can easily provide between 15-horsepower and 30-horsepower reliably and consistently (11-kW / 22-kW). A perfect platform for a powerful electric bike if you do not mind the weight. Although brushless motors are considered more modern…

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Fish For Motors

Fish For Motors

AUGUST 21, 2016

Dusky dottybacks prey on ambon damselfish off Lizard Island in Australia. Photograph: Chris Mirbach/James Cook University A “cloak of noise” produced by motor boats is making small fish easy prey for predators, according to the first study to show noise pollution in the seas can have a direct impact on fish survival. The research, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, showed predator…

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Minn Kota boat motor

Minn Kota boat motor

AUGUST 19, 2016

No emissions, no fumes Will power a full-size pontoon boat up to 5mph Runs off 48-volt battery system Uses your boat’s existing steering system Have local restrictions on gas outboards put a damper on your weekends at the lake? Is your pontoon boat virtually grounded? Minn Kota has a solution with the new E-Drive Electric Outboard. The quiet 2hp power plant will move a full-size…

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How to make a easy boat?

How to make a easy boat?

AUGUST 17, 2016

I love this How to make a paper boat as part of your Columbus Day activities for kids fun. Telling the story of Columbus is much more fun with a paper boat to sail. Kids Activities Blog loves finding easy activities for kids like this one that use things you already have at home to sneak in a little Columbus Day learning. And who doesn’t want to make a paper boat? In fourteen…

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Best Trolling motor for Canoe

Best Trolling motor for Canoe

AUGUST 15, 2016

Kayak Fishing Review: Watercraft Technologies Electric Trolling Motor By Jerry White One of the main reasons I still love paddle angling is the simplicity. Pretty much, you just throw the boat in the water and go. However, this simple sport gets complicated when you start forcing your kayak or canoe to do things it wasn t designed to do. It wasn t meant to haul 400 lbs of camping…

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Electric Boat Conversion

Electric Boat Conversion

AUGUST 13, 2016

I want to convert my 30 ft. boat s V8 gas-guzzlers to 2 DC electric motors that run with a 10KW generator. I m going to have batteries for running lights, bilge pumps etc., but I want to run the motors with a generator only. What would I need? Hi, Tim - I think you re asking a lot from a 10 KW generator. If you ve got more than one big V8 engine powering your boat, you can…

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