Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-03-2015, 10:49   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Colorado
Boat: 18' Renken &24' Partybarge
Posts: 6
Outboard motor, electric versus gas?

Outboard motor, electric versus gas? Would like some feedback on outboard for 18' Renken sailboat, I want to know if some members have tried electric trolling motors versus gas outboard, the boat I bought came with a johnson7.5 hp but considering going electric trolling for weight (yes I also considered weight of battery but also figured I could locate battery to better weight distribution then having the weight of the motor hanging off the back plus the gas tank in the cockpit, considering the weight of the Johnson motor plus the weight of the gas can full of gas, then the question will it start? you know Murphy's law) I thought while boat is parked with solar panel to recharge while not in use to recharge. I think for the most part would only need electric trolling motor to get away from the dock or if the air died and a lot of fishing boats use these trolling motors for hours at a time. Any thoughts or personal experiences?
2wheelfun is offline   Reply With Quote

electric, motor, outboard

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[SOLD] Torqeedo CRUISE 4.0RL Electric Outboard Motor deepthought Classifieds Archive 2 05-08-2014 17:01
Boston Whaler versus Albury versus ??? Magor Powered Boats 3 26-02-2014 11:43
Motor boat versus sail boat niel12 Multihull Sailboats 85 10-10-2013 23:55
For Sale: Torqueedo Cruise 2.0 Electric Outboard Motor Rigamorand Classifieds Archive 1 01-01-2013 13:08
Outboard: Electric vs Petrol/Gas Cacique Auxiliary Equipment & Dinghy 2 06-08-2009 20:00

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 20:38.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.