Originally Posted by Lost Horizons
A 12V trolling motor will push a canoe at its hull speed for several hours with one Group 27 battery.
No need for the 24V or 36V models? When we've traveled, we've been fully laden -- as in supplies for at least a week, tents, etc. -- and with 2 paddlers aboard. I'm thinking about one stretch we hit where we had to paddle upriver for a bit (back-tracking) to reach a decent take-out point. Darn near wore us out...
Originally Posted by Britannia
However, the Torqeedo is very light and compact. It uses Lithium battery technology. A decent sized Li battery with charger could easily run $800+. Then you still have to buy the trolling motor.
I see their website says the Li-Ion battery on the 1003S is rated at 530 Wh. (Wh??)
Is that approx. 44 Ah?
Quick search, I see this 32 Ah rechargeable Li battery for about $400: