Battery technology and uses

The ‘Boake-Yak’, a solar-powered kayak

19 Feb 2017

I received a trolling motor which produced 45 lbs-ft of thrust and decided that it will make a great project to mount to my wife’s kayak. This effectively creates an electric kayak.

When I completed the project using a galvanised pole that mounts the trolling motor out to one side of the kayak, I made the following tongue-in-cheek video:

https://youtu.be/wUmTNQVoLPo

The last laugh was however on me as on its maiden voyage the trolling motor caused a moment and tipped me into the river. The battery was destroyed and I also lost some fishing gear. I then had to rethink this idea and came up with the idea of producing some outriggers to make the “Boake-yak” as my friends dubbed it, more stable.

Electrical conduit connection
Electrical conduit connection for outriggers
Electric Kayak
The electric kayak, dubbed the “Boake-Yak” by my friends

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