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#10983694 - 07/17/15 02:31 PM electric motor for inflatable pontoon boat
gag grouper Offline
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Registered: 06/26/15
Posts: 2
Does anyone have suggestions for electric motor use on an inflatable pontoon boat?
What would be a good battery, other that a full size marine battery?

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#10984579 - 07/17/15 10:32 PM Re: electric motor for inflatable pontoon boat [Re: gag grouper]
porta Offline
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Registered: 09/25/09
Posts: 340
The cheapest (around $100) minn kota (manual, not electronic speed control)with a U1 deep discharge (around $60) battery like Academy carries. The light weight streamlined pontoons will be easy to push fast compared to a buster type boat or flat raft shape designs. If you will going a total of more than 45 minutes at full speed, then you may need a bigger, more expensive battery.


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#10987905 - 07/19/15 10:34 PM Re: electric motor for inflatable pontoon boat [Re: gag grouper]
johnhawk865 Offline
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Registered: 03/16/15
Posts: 104
+1

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#10993874 - 07/22/15 02:50 PM Re: electric motor for inflatable pontoon boat [Re: gag grouper]
spazm09 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 1216
Loc: Dallas, Tx
I'm gonna get one of these and figure out a way to mount it to my kayak. glad I stumbled on to this thread. thanks

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#10995503 - 07/23/15 09:11 AM Re: electric motor for inflatable pontoon boat [Re: gag grouper]
Space Offline
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Registered: 05/14/10
Posts: 989
Loc: Space City, USA
I have a sea eagle one man pontoon with a 40 lb. thrust trolling motor it moves through the water at a good clip. I use 2 small 45 amp batteries and can get 4 hr use per battery on low power. I have never run out of power. A 30 lb would work just as good.


Edited by Space (07/23/15 09:12 AM)

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