Over the winter I helped my friend Joe build some of the first prototypes of the Electric Paddle motor. I have the 8 ft. Achilles with the hi pressure floor so I can fold it up and stow it if it gets too rough to tow. It is a pretty good match with the Electric Paddle.
The little motor got us going almost 3 mph. I think I will get more than 6 hours from one charge. I like the smaller motor and inflatable because of the limited storage I have on the J/28
I think I will really like it when I have to get the dog to shore in the morning when we are anchored out. It will probably be quiter than me rowing. It will also come in handy if I have to row back to the boat against the wind.
If you want to see the video we made this winter cut and paste the link into your browser.
If you have some interest in the motor you can contact me or Joe at joe@...
Thumper J/28 Hull #59