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    Kayak.

    Evening. Anyone with advice regarding the fitting of a 2hp outboard to the transom of a kayak? Rudder pedals connected for steerage direct to engine, mounting plate etc. Thanks.

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    Don't think the pedal controls would handle the weight of an outboard mate. I have seen them mounted to a bar behind the cockpit.
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    Kayaks have a transom? You would have to go electric and use the batteries to counterweight the motor.

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    Call Viking Kayaks and talk to Stephen. He's been experimenting with electric motors for a while now and has it sorted.
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    Weight is the big issue.... Check out the jet powered kayaks though, top gear racing them in Iceland I think it was

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    I suggest solid fuel rockets.
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    Use enough gun

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    look at the ones sold that have a pedal powered prop in front of the seat could refit with an electric motor be a bit safer maybe than a petrol outboard and a lot lighter unless you have one of those large Canadian canoes with the flat made to take a outboard.
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    Many have been down this route and it doesn’t usually work out well. There are inherent problems with motorising a vessel that was never meant to motorised.

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    I present you the bixby jet system.
    https://bixpy.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tussock View Post
    Kayaks have a transom? You would have to go electric and use the batteries to counterweight the motor.
    Okay...the pointy bits. There's one in the front and one at the back. I'm referring to the back one. Okay with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus View Post
    Don't think the pedal controls would handle the weight of an outboard mate. I have seen them mounted to a bar behind the cockpit.
    I've seen both. It appears that the rudder controls do the job alright. The Yamaha 2hp weighs only 10kg fueled up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Many have been down this route and it doesn’t usually work out well. There are inherent problems with motorising a vessel that was never meant to motorised.
    Works very well, provided you attach an adjustable out rigger. They are stable enough to stand and fish from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus View Post
    I present you the bixby jet system.
    https://bixpy.com
    Thanks. mate. Now that's interesting...

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    here you go my beauties!!!!
    Mates old set up , and cracking it was!!!!
    great fun too when it got up on the plane!!!! lol
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    And a little video of me being towed because i was bluddy knackered after fishing for the day and my mate turning up late in the day!!! lol
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    And yes that is a Cornish accent!!!! lol
    All the best........
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    marine deals has some electric outboards with a mount for kayaks.
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