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   Old Thread  #25 3 Mar 2021 at 10.25pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'll have a look, that's not far off being half the weight of the raptor!
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   Old Thread  #24 2 Mar 2021 at 12.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have you ever checked those boats proline makes btw? I have a Raptor myself, but I'm kind of jealous of how lightweight they are. Apparently they're great quality as well and the 2.7m version weighs only 34 kgs, which is about the maximum you can somewhat conveniently lift by yourself.
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   Old Thread  #23 1 Mar 2021 at 9.33pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks👌
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   Old Thread  #22 1 Mar 2021 at 6.14am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just type in
(Dinghy transom wheels) in google 👍
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   Old Thread  #21 28 Feb 2021 at 9.02pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Do you have a link?👍
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   Old Thread  #20 28 Feb 2021 at 3.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
You can buy the wheels that go on the transom to help with the moving about to the bank 👍
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   Old Thread  #19 28 Feb 2021 at 8.42am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks, sound advice from real world experience, just what I was after to help me make my decisions👍
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   Old Thread  #18 28 Feb 2021 at 6.44am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I use a 2.7m raptor wide on big public venues in France. That is ample. Like the other guy said, bloody heavy these things are. I have a 4hp Yamaha and a Minn Kota 55lb to run it. 100ah loungebox is my batt of choice. I can get a week out on that batt on Le Lot so these batts are worth looking at. When thinking about all the kit you need you also need to think about how easy it will be be to get it down to the bank and in the lake etc.
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   Old Thread  #17 26 Feb 2021 at 7.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm planning on fishing a large public water in the uk and hope to fish some on the continent, thought this would be the best size regarding fitting all my tackle in and being safe and stable at the same time. I'm definitely looking for advice, is it a bit big for dropping rig's out? And I guess the trade off is between size/weight of the boat and battery drain. Does it make more sense to use a 55lbft motor with a smaller boat or this size boat with the 55lbft or go to 24v ? Hoping to get it right first time😂
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   Old Thread  #16 26 Feb 2021 at 5.35am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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68lb would be a good to have some muscle, but I assume you want more than an hour running time? I used a 54lb Endura Max a few months back while trolling for pike and kept it in 'fourth gear' for four hours on a 110 amp, with two guys (180 kg total) in a heavy iron boat. Eventually I stayed safe and didn't discharge it further, but it still had plenty left when I switched batteries. That's a big difference with bigger engines.

If you're going to be using it on French commercial lakes and in the UK though, why would you buy the 300 X-wide? I tried lifting it on a show recently and nearly broke my spine. It's 60+ KG's. Might as well buy a regular 2.5 or 4HP outboard with that if you have the storage, transport and muscle for it. Will save you a lot of hassle with charging and carrying batteries too.
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   Old Thread  #15 25 Feb 2021 at 10.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm looking at getting a raptor x wide 300, would a 68lb be the best option?
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   Old Thread  #14 25 Feb 2021 at 10.44pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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i use a bison 68lb on a 110 amp batt get about 60-70 min running time
on my newest battery, my 2 older battires drops to around 40 -60mins depending were ...windy on big lake or rivers in flow drain quicker but it also depend on hull shape ridged ..airdeck....or slated..(mine)
and usually 2 people onboard...
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   Old Thread  #13 25 Feb 2021 at 10.24pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for your advice and insight👍
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   Old Thread  #12 25 Feb 2021 at 9.00pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Raptor has them, and I've seen some other brands too a few weeks back.
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   Old Thread  #11 25 Feb 2021 at 8.15pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I think a 68 runs on 24v as never seen one for 12v
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