My wife and I picked up a 17' sailing dinghy
and are discussing possibly getting an auxiliary power system. Well, we'll have paddles, so this may be a second/third option. My question is does anyone have an opinion (ha!) on the merits of different options. If I had lottery money
to throw around, I'd go for the Torqeedo, since it's the best option for what I need. Essentially, I'm looking for something less than 2.5 hp. I could get a new 2-stroke 1.5 hp for around $450, but I'd love to avoid carrying fuel
. The only other option I can think of is a transom-mounting trolling motor
, which will then require a battery
Any more thoughts on this?