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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #61: Torqeedo Works Great!

03-22-2021 08:24 PM by DustyMark | 10 comments »

Awesome Test Run! I’m super happy with how the kayak/motor combo worked today during my test run at Agate Bay on Lake Superior. The raised seat was stable. The rudder pedals had plenty of authority. They got stiffer at full throttle, but that’s a good thing since you don’t want to slam the motor to the stop at high speed. I went with a pretty bare boat for this run. No use losing equipment if things went poorly! Performance Results My max speed in a wind ...

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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #60: Rigging the Torqeedo Motor

03-22-2021 03:58 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Fitting New Rudder Pedals I really like my toe control rudder system, but they simply won’t have enough leverage to steer this powerful motor. Unfortunately, Smart Track’s rudder assembly mount hole spacing is off by 1/4” from the traditional Feathercraft system that Chesapeake Light Craft sells. I used a 1/4” plunge cutting router bit in my drill press to elongate the holes. The cut turned out nice. I found 1/16” thimbles at my local har...

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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #58: Reinforcing Stern for Mounting a Torqeedo Ultralight 1103 AC Electric Motor

03-15-2021 10:58 PM by DustyMark | 2 comments »

Expensive Modification The Wood Duck Double has worked out great for my planned uses (duck hunting, fishing, and paddling Lake Superior.) It’s quite a comfortable fishing kayak. My wife and I had planned to buy a Lund 1650 Angler SS v-hull boat as we’re getting more and more into fishing. However, this winter we decided to focus on kayak fishing instead since we can take two kayaks with us everywhere we go with our travel trailer and only need one vehicle. We purc...

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