Electric Outboard Motors
Electric outboard motors offer environmentally friendly, simple to use, efficient service. They have a few benefits when compared to traditional petrol outboard engines.
They are a lot lighter and easier to handle than a petrol engine, some brands being modular. Meaning you can separate the motor and battery. Leaving you two smaller, lighter item to handle and making them more manageable than one big heavy engine - a real bonus when handing an engine from boat to tender for example.
Improvements to drive technology means electric motors are now capable of similar speeds and performances of petrol outboards. Electric outboard motor ranges have also increased, making them much more than just a trolling motor.
They share a lot of the same features as a regular outboard. With short and long shaft versions available, or in the case of Minn Kota outboards, they have a variable shaft length.
One thing to bear in mind is which models are capable of running in salt water.
Check out Force 4's introductory guide to Electric Outboards below.
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