a small 2 hp petrol outboard could be a better option
With many vans this is totally impractical, try it on most vans with the battery under the seat and it's asking for trouble. Also some of the built in chargers have limited capacity, put too many batteries on a EBL99 and it burn out the charger. Which is where we came in at the beginning, what's the set up, or what's the van so at least someone with similar van might know. It might be as simple as opening a battery box and using jump leads, or maybe fitting a fly lead if the battery is not easily assessable.Thats all you need it will charge at the same time as leisure battery then either EHU/Solar or engine when running
Ooh. Great pic. Just out of curiosity, how would you attach a motor to the 'pointy end'. This could alter my choice of boat entirely. Although I love the idea of the Gumotex Ruby, I'd prefer a sleeker/easier one for when paddling. I'm just considering Ant and his very expensive camera equipement v my current set up of my beloved sit on. Not a great combination
Either strapped on under the Hull OR I'm considering fitting to the rudder so I can lift it when entering/egressing the water and to give me some hands free direction control (the seaglass has rudder peddles)Ooh. Great pic. Just out of curiosity, how would you attach a motor to the 'pointy end'. This could alter my choice of boat entirely. Although I love the idea of the Gumotex Ruby, I'd prefer a sleeker/easier one for when paddling. I'm just considering Ant and his very expensive camera equipement v my current set up of my beloved sit on. Not a great combination
Looks like a nice paddle...My Perception Scooter off the west coast of Scotland. Solid as a rock and such a delight to paddle. Fits inside the motorhome, through the back window
Same here... I love the sound of the water and my enjoyment would be ruined by an engine clattering away close by.Thanks for posting. That's too noisy form my liking too. I'm still veering towards an electric one.
'Uncle Trev' has given good advice. I'm thinking, for the amount of use the motor would get over the year (minimal) and storage and maintenance, we'd probably be better off with an electric. I wish I could go to a boat shop and have a look and a feel of all types.wow what a lovely thing , I would think you would have problems fitting any outboard bracket to such a light craft as the hull would need additional strength to carry the loads and stress of a motor ,could the weight of a motor fitted so far back force the stern down and lift the bough adversely affecting the stability of the craft , uncle trev is a marine engineer and gives good advice on this forum . Love the idea ??