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    Default Post your top speed !!!

    Trying to get a handle on HOW FAST a MinnKota can push a boat of various sizes. Please post your ACCURATE speeds!

    How does one get accurate speeds? Here's what I did: The corner of my dock... and the corner of a neighbour's dock.... measured on google earth.... are exactly 100.2meters apart. Grab a stopwatch. Take a run at the corner of the first dock, and start the stopwatch as you go flying by, and stop the watch when you pass the 2nd dock.

    Try not to zigzag.

    Repeat in the opposite direction, to account for wind and current.

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    I have found that most GPS's are not very accurate at slow speeds, and lack a decimal.



    My data: To travel the 100.2meters took 73 seconds one way, and 84 seconds the opposite way.

    Average km/hr = 3600 divided by seconds, then multiple by distance (in km), which in my case:

    Average seconds = (73+84)/2 = 78.5seconds

    Average km/hr = 3600 / 78.5s * 0.1002km = 4.6km/hr


    For consistency, please provide the following data if available:

    1) Boat description + anything affecting the speed (loading, for example).
    2) Motor Model#
    3) Current draw
    4) Speed (for consistency, in km/hr please (FYI: 1mph = 1.6km/hr. 1knot = 1.852km/hr)). Pass1/Pass2/Average


    Rock on!
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    Default Re: Post your top speed !!!

    1) Boat: Sundolphin pedal boat, motor mounted in starboard stern, 300lbs on board (me + battery+motor), pedals freewheeling.
    2) MinnKota Endura C2 30
    3) 23amps @ 12v (this is the fastest speed setting).
    4) 4.3km/hr,4.8km/hr, Avg=4.6km/hr

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  3. #3
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    Default Re: Post your top speed !!!

    I can walk faster

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    Default Re: Post your top speed !!!

    on water?

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    Default Re: Post your top speed !!!

    My mother used to yell outside "jesus christ"you get back inside this house, So i guess i can walk on water

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