The new Helix MD Motor Drive from Wilderness Systems is redefining the world of kayak propulsion technology. Partnering with the proven technology of Torqeedo, the Helix MD Motor Drive takes you farther, faster with top speeds reaching up to 6 mph at a range of around 20 miles and featuring a lithium battery that lasts up to 8 hours. At only 15lbs. the Helix MD is lightweight and comes equipped with an intelligent remote throttle that displays your GPS-calculated speed, remaining range and battery run-time. Fully variable forward/reverse functionality allows you to set the throttle to the speed you want so you can be hands-free. Quiet, low-maintenance, and easy to integrate and use in compatible Wilderness Systems kayak models, the Helix MD is an all-access pass for kayakers of all ages. The Motor Drive is intended for use in Wilderness Systems kayaks that utilize the Flex Pod OS and the associated Flex Pod OS scupper. Compatible with these Wilderness Systems Kayaks: A.T.A.K. 140, Thresher 140 & 155, Tarpon 130X
|Weight:||15 lb / 6.8 kg|
I don't regret buying this for my atak 120. The main reason I use this is when moving around on lake .. saves tons of time and energy! It's a bit noisy so if your expecting to be using it like a trolling motor I won't really work so well for that. I hope they make some sort of carrying case for this because it's worth as much as my kayak. Does make people smile while your ripping around when your not paddling:)
Pretty darn nice. Ived used it in my atak 140 and my Thresher 155. The throttle and display is really nice (make sure you set it to MPH as it came out of the box set to KPH). Full bore it was moving my loaded atak 140 at about 5.5mph into the wind and gave me an estimated run time of a bit over an hour. cutting it down to a leisurely 2/2.5 mph gave me an estimated run time over 9 hours. Had a little trouble sometimes pulling the handle and getting it to center the prop for pulling it out. but all in all a great motor.