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  1. #11
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    Maybe just get a Hobie Revo with Turbo fins. Cost is about the same as the battery and motor. Speed is the same or better. And it will run all day with a little prep in the gym.

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    err, my MK 40 Endura Max was $139 and my battery cost $80. If you have know where you can get a Hobie for that kind of money, I'm all ears.
    John


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    Quote Originally Posted by john from md View Post
    err, my MK 40 Endura Max was $139 and my battery cost $80. If you have know where you can get a Hobie for that kind of money, I'm all ears.
    Well you got me there John LOL Obviously since he mentioned the Torqeedo that was the only price I checked

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    True, but in the same token a Hobie Mirage Drive can be devastatingly painful to someone with bad knees. So it isn't the go to for everyone.
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    The larger the rating, the more power the battery can hold, and the longer it will be able to power a motor at a given speed. For example, a 100 amperage hour battery is one that would be able to supply 25 amps of power for 4 hours (25 amps * 4 hours = 100 amp hours) before running out of energy.
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    I have 90ah battery 30lb thrust bass pro prowler motor,controlled by cheap chinese pwm.Last Saturday I ran over 13 miles was on the water trolling over 6 hrs,my battery still had 61% left at end of day
    sand pampano 120
    lure 11.5 motorized

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    A PWM does throw a monkey wrench into the equation.
    John


    Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler (Sand)
    MK Endura Max 40 backup power

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    Definitely a benifit,I fish in current a lot and actually stop my kayak as if I would have anchored with the verible speed control.Also battery last much longer
    sand pampano 120
    lure 11.5 motorized

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    Battery type can play into the mix also.
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    My battery is standard deep cycle VERY heavy,defiantly not as efficient as other options
    sand pampano 120
    lure 11.5 motorized

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