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Hobie Evolve Torqeedo Motor Kit v2
Hobie Evolve Torqeedo Motor Kit v2
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 Product Description and Specs

Hobie Kayaks introduces the revolutionary new eVolve Series powered by a Torqeedo Ultralight 402 electric kayak motor. For the first time in kayak history, you are 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 #: 5471
Weight: 18 lb / 8.16 kg
Horsepower: Approx. 1 hp Equivalent
Size/Color Part Number UPC
Kayak Series v2 72022030 0792176523376
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Top Positive Review
By: R. Prueser  Date: Mar 23, 2012 
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7 people found this review helpful

Ive been using this with my pro-angler for the last couple of weeks. Motor is super light and takes up less space than than the mirage drive and stores easily in the forward hatch when / if I decide to pedal. Battery life is excellent and I usually get about 12+ miles of range @ 3.8 MPH. Only reason for 4 stars is price, but Ive got no regrets.

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Top Critical Review
By: Mike  Date: Jul 17, 2013 
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18 people found this review helpful

The kit is easy to install and works great. The problem is the shaft seal fails and ruins the motor and gears if fishing line gets into the prop. The manufacturer does not cover this and they know it is a problem as they say they are developing a line cutter to help with this. The manufacturer told me they will not cover any damage due to fishing line but they are making a device to stop it. I have been in boats fishing for over 40 years with motors and never had seal damage due to fishing line. They have a problem and will not back up their product. I had to buy a replacement motor do to this. If you use one of these be sure and shut down as soon as you know your line has tangled in the prop and pull the prop and clear the line to prevent failure. It took me over 3 weeks to get an answer from the manufacturer on this problem and what they would do; they did nothing except admit the problem, and sell me a replacement motor for $600.

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By: john j.  Date: Jun 18, 2015 
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5 people found this review helpful

Great motor, put it on the rudder of outback mirage. I use the mirage drive but with somewhat bad legs I thought this would be useful if needed. Haven't "had" to use it but it is does work exceptionally well.

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By: Jerry   Date: May 03, 2015 
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4 people found this review helpful

I really like this product. A bit pricey but very well integrated into the Pro-angler. What really makes it worth having for me at my age is the peace of mind it provides when fishing on lakes when the wind comes up. The Lithium battery provides plenty of power and range to get me to the fishing holes across the lake and back safely. When installing make sure you don't place the battery over your fish finder transducer to avoid interference.

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Top Question & Answer
Q: Whats the difference between item 2517 and 5471
A: The difference between the Hobie Evolve Torqeedo Motor Kit v2 (5471) and Hobie Evolve Torqeedo Motor Kit i-Series v2 (2517) is that the i-Series is for inflatable kayaks.
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Q: What would the approximate maximum range be for a TI?
A: The range on this item will vary greatly depending upon the conditions of the day. I have listed below a range chart pulled from Hobie's website. Again, this will entirely vary on the conditions of the day and the boat model's specifications. However, the below chart should give you an idea of the performance. SPEED IN MPH RANGE IN MILES RUN TIME IN HOURS Slow Speed 2.6 21.8 8:20 Half Power 3.7 15.5 4:10 Full Power 5.8 4.6 0:48
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Q: "Will this mount to the larger sailing rudder or only the standard rudder?
A: This motor can be mounted on any Hobie Mirage Drive kayak no matter the rudder size.
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