Outboard motors

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You have all the technology to make outboard electric motors. Huge new market!
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Dominic Sotirescu

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Posted 3 years ago

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Not a bad idea!

I don't think it's practical to have a main motor as battery powered by small packs, but I could see electric trolling motors powered by Ego packs.
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Then you get someone trying to pull start an electric device. http://youtu.be/jOE_J9DZq4o
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Doh! How the heck am I going to mow the rug if this darn thing won't start!?!
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I thing Ego should be forbidden to even consider any new products until they produce a bladed edger!
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Tim,

I really hate to "poop" on an idea thread, but I will have to back you up in this one.  EDGER PLEASE!!!
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Love your enthusiasm gentlemen!  All in good time.  We promise to keep you posted if we make one.
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In all honesty, I don't think this type of power system would work well for a outboard motor or trolling motor.  There is a lot of resistance in water, and I believe it would drain really quickly.  That's why you see so many with big car type batteries... BIG amps.