Originally Posted by newhaul
I don't know where you got your pricing numbers but the minkota riptide 112lb unit is just a bit under 900. Which leaves you about 2900 to get a battery system to power the motor
. A couple good 6 volt batteries (200 ah) are less than 300 bucks. Heck even a couple hundred ah of lithium are cheaper than the 2900 you have available. Minn Kota Riptide T/112
The riptide is a trolling motor. As such it is no comparison to either the 1003 or the bigger Torqeedos. It requires 12 volt heavy lead batteries which can only be discharged to 50% or they die. The riptide requires 36 volts so a couple of 6 volt batteries won't work.
And yes you can buy some put together lithium combination, but lithiums are dangerous without multiple electronic configurations to keep from over charging
The thrust is way way different. The 1003 would blow it out of the water
I understand that you have an axe to grind, but in any product on the market there will always be some that are defective. Everyone I know loves them. My own experience with Customer Service
was exemplary. Of course if one buys it in the south seas and is far far away from any place to get service
, then that's a different story.
As a marine
service provider you should know this stuff, so I suspect that you sell Minn Kota, and don't sell Torqeedo.