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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:22 am 
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That is the hope - that I will only use it when no wind. I still have the gas motor but will use the electric this season and see how it goes. Next spring I will sell one of the motors.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:22 am 
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Here are some pictures from Friday. Decent wind but ended up using the motor to get into the launch (about 100-200 yards). Went out again on Sunday - not much wind but relaxed and drifted slowly about for a couple hrs. Had to use the motor to get back but luckily was only about a half mile out due to the lack of wind all day. Spent the time motoring disassembling the spinnaker rigging. Even the spin was of no use, just dangling there blocking my view forward.

So the motor is working out. Just have to get used to the lack of power I was accustomed to. Still want to find a better, less awkward, way to mount when not in use. Looks goofy the way I have it now, slightly tilted but mostly upright. Tilting forward more in the up position (like in the pictures) interferes with the mainsail and since all the weight is in the prop end, tilting in the lowered position puts a lot of torque and stress on the mount, rear crossbar, and tilting mechanism.

Pics here:
https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipM ... wQVbODZDpI

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:11 pm 
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Glad to hear the motor is useful, I am still thinking about adding an electric motor to my getaway.


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