SC20 Torqeedo ?

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wlvaught1
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SC20 Torqeedo ?

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I am in need of a small outboard to manage a narrow creek (1/2 mile) on a SC20. I am considering a Torqeedo, does anyone have any experience and recommendation regarding needed HP? Thanks
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Re: SC20 Torqeedo ?

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I had a torqueedo 1003 long shaft on my 15. It worked fine. It might struggle to push you dead to windward in a stiff breeze.
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Gahamby, thanks for the information and link to the prior discussion. Sounds like the 1003 would be underpowered, the jump to a 6hp is gonna be significantly more $$$. I was hoping that a 3hp would be sufficient. Thanks again.
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That's a 1003 in the picture of that Arc. I think it would get you up and down a creek no problem. If you're on open water and there's wind, sail. If you're becalmed a 1003 would get you home. Your other solution is that little Honda 4 stroke 2.5 hp for its equivalent.
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Re: SC20 Torqeedo ?

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https://poconos.craigslist.org/bpo/d/po ... 00899.html

I don't know your location but here's an example on the used market.
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gahamby, Thanks for the link...this does look like a good deal. I'm in NC, I'll give them a call and see what they say.... Thanks again for your help.
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You're welcome. Where in NC?
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Re: SC20 Torqeedo ?

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I have a house on Kerr lake (Henderson)
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I have camped at Kimbal Point and sailed the lake. It's a nice body of water.
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If you get the chance to return to Kerr Lake let me know and I bring you a cold beer... my house is close to Kimbal point.
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