The experience of kayaking is an out of this world experience for those true adventure seekers that want to have fun. It’s amazing how a tiny, canoe-like boat can be so strong and safe to use. These days technology has advanced so much that almost anything seems possible.
To keep the kayaking experience a pleasure, a crucial step to take (if you want to get somewhere faster) is buying a durable, strong motor. The more advanced electric and solar motors for kayaks seem to be great, but with so many on the market, it’s quite hard to determine which ones are the best.
Let’s have a look at 3 of them:
1. E-Kayak Motor (can be bought separately)
A popular kayak on the market right now is the E- Kayak, with creative features that let your muscles rest, as kayaking can be quite a tiring workout.
Basically, it takes the concept of replacing paddles with motor power into a whole new dimension. The kayak has a carbon propeller and the motor itself is combined with a footed rudder. This is for dismounting and mounting the kayak easily while in transport.
The paddles can still be used as a back up. The motor is therefore extraordinary and instead of buying it separately, the E Kayak itself is a great option to purchase as a whole.
2. Watersnake Venom 34lb Thrust Motor
This motor is the best all-rounder as it provides an abundance of features for a fraction of the cost. It’s great for both freshwater and salt water, and weighs a mere fifteen pounds and has a thirty-four-pound thrust, which is rare to find. Also with a 32″ shaft, 32 Amps and 12V speed, it is quite efficient.
The motor itself can operate in five different speeds, as well as move in reverse. The most interesting feature is its extendable tiller. Combined, it is the perfect purchase and would work great with a Tahe Marine kayak.
3. Torqeedo Ultralight 403 Trolling Motor
This is an electric outboard that is watertight and compatible with an array of lighter kayaks, like the Sun Dolphin Bali 10 SS. It’s obviously much faster than paddling, which majorly benefits the kayaker if they want to reach spots faster.
It’s lightweight, at a mere sixteen pounds. It has an upgraded 320Wh lithium battery, remote throttle control and battery charger. There is also a remote throttle control with magnetic on/off key and information display. This makes it ideal for long trips in the water and very easy to commute in.
To Sum It Up…
The kayaking experience shall not be compromised with purchasing a low-quality motor, which is like the heart to a human. With such an important function, the motor must be purchased after much research and consideration.
The three motors mentioned above are solar/electric powered and eco-friendly, yet they are extremely efficient in aiding the kayaker in getting to their destinations with ease. The motors are also extremely light weight, which is an important factor in determining the right motor, as it can be hard to transport if it’s heavier.
It’s a genius invention, one that does not contribute to air pollution nor is noisy and irritating.