electric motor for FL12 or 14

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electric motor for FL12 or 14

Post by davekf » Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:03 pm

I am building a FL12 or 14 and would like to get a small elec. motor to push it around mountain lakes. Does any one use an elec. on theirs? What size works good?

I also have a small 12ft sloop on which I've been stuck out on a lake too many times. I'd like to be able to use the same motor on it.

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Post by jacquesmm » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:00 pm

Why not? I did it with a very small trolling motor but I don't know the size. 28 lbs?
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Post by Russ5924 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:31 pm

I use a 30# thrust on my D5 and I would think would work just as well on the FL12. If you build the FL14 I think I would go up a little higher so the wind doesn't blow you all over the lake :D
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Post by ross61 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:27 pm

I have a 46# motor which I use on my FL14 on no gas lakes. It works very well and I am always suprised how long the battery lasts. Absolute top power ends quickly, but 60-70% is available for what seems like hours although I have never actually measured. I always bring the oars with me, but have never needed to use them. This is a great set up in remote, quite areas where the noise from gas engines just ruins the overall effect.

I don't think the power requirements for the 12 or 14 would be much different. More dependent on the load in the boat.

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Post by landlockedinmi » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:07 pm

I have a 105lb thrust motor on a GF16. it is a 36 volt system so I have 3 12 v batteries under the middle seat.
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Re: electric motor for FL12 or 14

Post by pete44 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:52 pm

davekf wrote:I am building a FL12 or 14 and would like to get a small elec. motor... I also have a small 12ft sloop... I'd like to be able to use the same motor on it.
As long as you are prepared to carry, and switch a 60 lb battery from one boat to the other, a 12 volt trolling motor should work fine for your intended use on both boats.

Go to the Minn Kota site and click on the Select-A-Motor link for their motor suggestions.

http://www.minnkotamotors.com/products/ ... .asp?lp=gb

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