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Torqeedo outboard

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:46 pm
by Matthew L
Hi has anyone used a torqeedo with their cape cutter probably the 1003 cs or 1103 cs, I was wondering if they were a reasonable alternative the current tohatsu 4hp i have, and whether an electric would be powerful enough. Thanks Matt.

Re: Torqeedo outboard

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:26 am
by erbster
It depends on your situation. When I bought my boat, it had spent its time on Rutland water and an electric motor was all the was needed to get back on mooring. When I last looked at it, electric outboards, though highly desirable had not reached the cost/power breakpoint and so I stuck to my Honda 4-stroke. I’ve never seen an electric motor fitted to a Cc

Cape Cutter #86 Aurora

Re: Torqeedo outboard

PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:07 pm
by chrisr
There is a lot of torqueedo info on the swallow yachts forum, home of the Bay Raiders.

These much lighter boats seem better suited to electric motors, but still struggle with punch in windy/strong tides.
Range/duration is still an issue too.

The latest developments seem to be a move to E propulsion brand motors.

Try this
https://www.swallowyachtsassociation.or ... 6#msg13509

Then do a search.

Personally, I think a torqueedo on a CC would struggle, both in terms of punch, and duration/range.

Re: Torqeedo outboard

PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:39 am
by Dennis
Hello Matthew

Do a search for "Torqeedo" and you will find about Black Sheep's experiences.

Re: Torqeedo outboard

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:08 pm
by zimp
I've been looking for a Torqeedo but the manaul says " Do not leave the motor in the water when the boat is moved by other drives (e.g.
while sailing, towing the boat) to prevent damage to the electronics.

ref page 28 of ... -DE-EN.pdf

In a CC19 the motor has to stay in the water while sailing, so...