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  2.5 motor
  Posted by: DFG4240 on Jul-21-13 9:12 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Jul-22-13 3:55 PM EST --

I bought a Wenonah backwater canoe for fishing small lakes
I went back and forth about gas motor or electric.
I went with the traxxis 55 electric motor and a 70LB 105 amp hr battery.
My son sat in front-He weighs 320 lbs-I weigh 213 plus the 70 lb battery and the trolling motor.
It was pretty good for the first few runs on the highest setting but you could tell it slows a little and then you have to charge the battery right away when you go home. Running the battery down to 10 volts can really hurt it. I didn't care for it-even though it was pretty good but I looked and looked and bought the 2.5 Suzuki outboard and let me tell you.
Super quiet and much,much faster and more power.
This is for me-I loved it and so did my son-Now he wants to go to the adirondacks.
Do yourself a favor and get the gas engine. about 60LBs lighter than the electric setup.

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