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Hobie Evolve Torqeedo Motor Kit i-Series v2
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Rating Stars   Customer Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 Reviews)

Hobie Kayaks introduces it's revolutionary new eVolve Series powered by Torqeedo's Ultralight 402 electric motor. For the first time in kayak history, you're one touch away from quiet, clean, and efficient electric propulsion. Go for hours at a steady two knots, or pour on the juice for a burst of speed. It's your call. This compact, German-engineered motor is custom designed with two different types of Hobie mounts to slip into your existing Hobie kayak. Quietly slip through the bass-choked shallows...Give your muscles a break during a lengthy bay cruise...Introduce a non-paddling friend to kayaking with power...The choice is yours. And with Hobie's new eVolve, you have more choices than ever. Two options available, one for the hard shell kayak series and one for the inflatable kayak series.

Ready-to-go Mirage well mounted, option to adapt to a Hobie Twist and Stow rudder
Waterproof components and cable connectors, highly corrosion resistant materials and motor design, Cables for motor and
Sealed/waterproof Lithium Manganese high performance battery with charger
Remote throttle with LCD display showing range/speed data generated using onboard GPS
Two versions, one for hard shell Hobie Kayaks and one for inflatable Hobie Kayaks
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Item#: 2517
Weight: 18 lb / 8.16 kg
Horsepower: Approx. 1 hp Equivalent
Size/Color Part Number UPC
i Series 72022040 0792176276869
Reviewer: Hiltonheadkayaker Rating: 2 Date: 11/08/2012
Review: I have 2 of these motors, and have used them for the past 2 years. I have had to have one repaired (at a cost of $500 +) when some fishing line got caught in the rear housing. I also have had to have them returned for various problems. Thery are wholly unreliable: you can be in the middle of a trip and turn it off, and then when you go to turn it on you get a E30 or some error code, that may take anywhere from 5 min. to 1 hour to repair. Or, more likely, you will not get the motor to work again. I just used mine last weekend and basically this occurred. I cannot say 'don't buy', but 'buyer beware'. It is a wonderful option, especially if you are tired, and want a day of quiet trolling...just be prepared..and don't count on it! (also, it is VERY expensive!)

Reviewer: Raul Rating: 5 Date: 08/21/2010
Review: So far so good,Try it in both places.I seem to like the rudder the best place.Well worth the money!!!.

Reviewer: Dr Wayne Rating: 4 Date: 07/11/2010
Review: Addendum: My comments concerning the sword like propeller push blade are specific to when the motor is inserted and used within the Mirage Drive well. The need for vertical propeller orientation when removing is not a problem when the motor is mounted in the rudder position.

Reviewer: Dr Wayne Rating: 4 Date: 07/11/2010
Review: This motor really goes much faster on the water than I expected. My wife and I traveled about 5 MPH at full throttle in our Hobie Oasis. The only design flaw that I noted is the need to insert a metal "sword" into the top of the unit to push the propeller into alinement with the well slot of the motor. This is the only thing that will allow removal of the unit. It works but it's annoying when wanting quick removal of the motor while entering shallow water. You will also need this metal sword every time prior to taking your boat out of the water. The sword seems like an after thought device, unlike typical German engineering. At this price one should expect more than just a sword like push rod. It's also an easy thing to get lost as there is no place to store the blade while underway, and I doubt that it can float if it goes over board. It would be far better to have a fixed cam device for proper orientation of the propeller while at rest, or a sword that can be built as a part of the motor ready to slide into position for immediate use when needed. Presently you need to completely remove the sword when underway. Otherwise despite this minor thing I would say that this is well worth the purchase.

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