By Noah P.
I finally got the Torqeedo 1103 out for a run. 2 people, motor and gear put us at 450-500 lbs. The torqeedo at top speed, calm lake, gave us 5.5-6 mph. All went well. The boat/motor combo was responsive and smooth. I do like that with the electric motor, when you have it turned off it is truly off vs the neutral on a gas outboard that still gives a bit of forward propulsion. I used the torqeedo as a trolling motor as we moved around the outskirts of the lake.
I am attaching pictures of what I decided to use for securing the oars to the boat. Most oar holders seemed a bit flimsy for what I wanted. I found these koplin ATV rhino grips used to secure axes/shovel etc to a ATV. They work perfectly to hold the oars and there is basically zero chance of them falling out. I also attached the metal loops shown to clip the oar lanyard into for an added security measure in case the oar is dropped when you are pulling it out of, or putting it into the holders.