Electric powered one person pontoon boat

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gushar
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Well, many probably remember my post and pics of my electric powered kayak. Here's my latest project. Works like a dream and an inexpensive fun electric project. Boat costs about $400 and the finished project ran me another $200 including the $100 cost of the trolling motor.

The electric powered Colorado Pontoon Boat with foot steering and speed control at the fingertips!

Gus

The following pic shows the motor mount I made and the steering cable hookup.
motor-wiring1.jpg
The next here shows the speed control. If you look closely there's a battery gauge by the control knob.
control box2.jpg
This pic shows the full boat. Noticed however after I took this pic that I put the pontoons on backward! But, it's basically the same either way!
top added2.jpg
And here's a pic showing just the frame with the common kayak "footslides" that I use up front for steering cables to connect to. I just turned them "up" instead of sideways as they are in a kayak.
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eltoro
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Re: Electric powered one person pontoon boat

Cool post! Hey can you send em the link to your post about the electric powered kayak? I have a kayak but also a bad back, so I want to see what you did. Thanks!

gushar
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Re: Electric powered one person pontoon boat

Here's the link to the kayak.

http://visforvoltage.org/forum/other-electric-vehicles/1601

More questions just contact me directly. And not quite sure why it has the "webmaster" pic by my kayak posting??? Guessed he moved it or something. Anyway, a couple of pics there and some explanation.

Gus

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Re: Electric powered one person pontoon boat

I love this design. I too put a motor on my Colorado kickboat, but it's nowhere as nice as yours. Can you tell me where you got the rudder pedals and the cable pulleys for the steering?

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