Minn Kota E-Drive

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Posted by Brian on 2006-07-06 11:54:34 in reply to Thrust vs Horepower posted by Ralph on 2006-07-06 02:30:26

My Aunt and uncle have a Minnkota E-drive on there "gondola" down in Foster City. It is 48volts ( 8- 6volt golf cart batteries- -ouch) and is rated 2 HP. The powerhead is like twice the size of my 24 volt 80 ft-lb AutoPilot Powerdrive. I would bet an 80lb motor is 1/3 to 1/2 HP in comparision.

Gas powered motors also use a much differently configured propeller than an electric motor. I don't think the electrics spin as fast. a 4HP Merc has a very small prop, mine is about 10-12 inches across.

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