SteveK wrote:You no better than a Hobie , your still using one hand to steer! You put it on the left side which you had too because you hold the rod with your right hand, the problem is that your landing fish on the left side now they'er getting tangled in the motor. The motor should be mounted in the rear, then your turning radius would be 6' and your kayak will track straight.
Here's what you should of done for $399, steer with your feet, ture tracking, hands free setup
Nope steering with my feet not my hand, can be removed for river trips with rapids or for short trips on small water (IE no need for motor), Mounted on the left because my paddle holder was on the right and for no other reason than that, never had a fish tangle because thats what the rod is for (gotta know how to play a fish correctly
), Actual cost was much less than $300 as I got the battery for cost, the motor was a gift, the mount is homemade, etc. You make nice kits and I contemplated buying one, but it didn't fit my needs/wants, and frankly they cost more than I wanted to pay ($558+shipping+Battery per your web site!).
My main reason for adding a motor was to extend my range and then be able to fish for tailing reds in much shallower water than a motor could run. My original goal was something that would extend my range and manuverability wasn't a big concern. It had to be easily removable and still leave room for a rudder for when I wasn't using the motor. I accomplished that goal and also opened up the door for smooth trolling while fishing in current and wind. Here is the result from its maiden fishing voyage on thursday with the rudder: