Geoff Maloney has just taken delivery of a 1003 and has passed on some photos and a some performance data when running on his Porta-Bote. Here’s what he has to say about it…
Monday 6th June 2011; Sunny, Wind 7 knots SE, top of the tide, 11:30 am
The Porta Bote: 3.85m long, 1.2m beam, 35Kg empty.
The Torgeedo Travel 1003 electric Outboard: 3hp, 12.6 kg.
Loaded with 2 adults average weight 70kg each plus safety gear, anchor, rode, buckets etc
‘Retrimmed ‘is with the lovely wife sitting on the forward seat!
Just over 6 kph gave us the best range at over 8 kilometers – stay tuned for the test with the solar panel.
Results of the tests are shown in the table below. This boat is clearly easily driven because even at full speed with two on board the motor does not need to draw its full power.
By the way, the adverse conditions you see in the photos here are midwinter in Cairns, Australia.