Have you ever felt like being too lazy to paddle your paddle board? Or, hate paddling against the wind while doing little progress? Now you can motorize your paddle board with electric trolling motor, and let technology do all the hard work for you. It is cheating, but it feels really good.
Introducing New Patent Pending design of easy to install foldable motor mount kit that fit most SUP paddle boards. Might also work on some kayaks or canoes with flat rear.
Kit comes with aluminum motor mount frame and wired ON/OFF switch. Quick frame assembly and switch wire connection to motor wire is required.
Battery, charger, paddle and beach chair are NOT included. Motor mount kit attaches to SUP hull with 2 adjustable tension straps. Rear strap goes in front of SUP fin to prevent kit from sliding backward. Lightweight 35-40Ah battery strapped to the frame with a short strap. Batteries are available on Ebay and Amazon at $60 and up, and provide about 1 hour of running time for 55lbs electric trolling motor at full speed. Also might need a charger and optional battery box.
Shaft tension knob is tightened to prevent electric motor from rotating left or right. Tiller set to desired forward speed. Motor drive SUP in a forward direction only. Motor does not rotate. Left or right navigational turns are done with a kayak paddle used as a rudder. To make sharp turn, stop motor and make turn with paddle, then turn motor on again. Quick and easy.
Wired ON/OFF switch run from a negative motor cable to optional beach chair attached on top of the board and then back to the negative battery terminal, secured behind beach chair. Switch secured to beach chair armrest for easy access.
Single 20lbs electric motor is good for lake with no wind or current. Speed about 4-5mph on flat surface. Will run hours on 40Ah battery.
2x20lbs electric motors gives total of 40lbs power with speed about 7-8mph. Benefit of using smaller 20lbs motors is that they weight almost nothing and very portable. Easier to carry and handle. 2 motor connected to battery in parallel and run for about 1-1.5 hour on 35Ah battery. If you are not looking for speed, get smaller motor.
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