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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:58 pm 
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I would have preferred the Torqueedo, but I had to choose the Ford over the Cadillac.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:11 am 
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Same here, i would have bought the hobie evolve if the bigger battery pack could be bought directly with the eolve pack, but 4000 Euros (pack plus battery), almost the price of the kayak, for a safety unit is totally unjustifable.

With the bixpy, with an additional battery, for half that price, i get double the range and a propulsor that i can use when i m tired AND a snorkeling propulsor that i can use to explore around once the kayak is anchored (kakak pack plus hand propulsor pack plus additional battery)

Over the last 10 years, the "evolve" offer has only evolved once and prices didnt follow the downtrend of lithium batteries prices. Immobilism means death there too.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:34 pm 
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I used to have torqeedo in my PA 14 with the small battery. Sold my PA and the torqeedo. If i would dobit again, i will go for a Bixpy. I like the ifea of having one unit that works as Kayak propulsion and Snorkeling for the kids to enjoy.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:37 am 
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Hello again,

I m about to buy a bixpy for my TI tandem 2013. Can anybody confirm that the TI adapters fit also in older pre 2014 frames (the mirage drive was rebuilt with the new version)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:31 am 
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We would all like to know if the bixby is a viable solution for a bigger boat like the TI. I would have zero desire to get one to find out it only propels the boat 2mph and only lasts 10 minutes. Hopefully someone has used one by now.
To date I haven’t heard anything.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:08 am 
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Last month I was able to give my Bixpy jet a quick run. I will say that the Bixpy at half speed did compare to my ST fins at a "fast pace" with my revo-11.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:19 pm 
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Here`s a motor mount for the Bixpy jet I made from Tom`s idea.... (pictures below) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNzLB8-ghvw


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:25 pm 
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I tried out the motor mount and it worked ok except the pvc on the hull made a lot of noise plus I had to turn the motor out about 10 degrees to go straight. It works well along with the mirage drive.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:24 pm 
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Any chance you can post your pics again? I need to figure out a way to mount my Bixby and I'm not crazy about sacrificing pedaling or the efficiency of the rudder.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:45 pm 
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I copied Tom`s motor mount from you tube. https://imgur.com/tZC7ASo ... https://imgur.com/xQ0S7gb


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