Testing the Torqeedo Electric Outboard Motor

After seeing the Torqeedo electric motor last fall at the Cottage Life Show, I wanted to try one to see if it had the guts to move a boat at a reasonable speed. Tim of Green Boat Supply said earlier ""This is not water-skiing speed, obviously. But you’ll cruise along at a respectable clip and enjoy your surroundings so much more. Many people aren’t looking for a faster, noisier boat ride." which pretty much nailed it.

The design is absolutely lovely and logical, easy to install and adjust, and designed by the industrial designer who does Gardenia garden hardware.

It is smooth, easy to use, (although people used to the throttles on Mercs, which go from reverse through neutral to forward, will have to get used to the fact that it is reversed here) and while it is noisier than I expected, you can hold a conversation while it is going full tilt. Worth checking out if you are getting ready to dump the 9.9 twostroke and are not in a big hurry to get where you are going. ::Torqeedo, imported by ::Green Boat Supply

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