Thinking about an electric engine for my W700

Fishing from a W700 in New Zealand
By Allan Walsh

New Zealand

Thinking about an electric engine for my W700. Any suggestions?

One thought on “Thinking about an electric engine for my W700”

  1. Hi Allan,

    Beautiful fish! Thanks for the picture 🙂

    Generally, I tend to recommend outboard gas (petrol, gasoline in your country) motors, and not electric motors, for various reasons.
    However, if you must get an electric motor, find a common model that’s not very expensive, yet powerful enough (min. 70 lbs thrust), and use marine grade lithium-ion batteries, which are more expensive than led-acid ones, but much lighter too.

    Do you fish in the ocean? If so, you must make sure that the motor is rated for saltwater.

    Here is a link to an article on this subject:
    Make sure to read Pyt’s comments too.

    I hope this answers your question. Let me know if you need more info,


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