You can read our story about the trip across lake powell with a solar powered cataraft
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Originally Posted by scottcsu
I've seen in old post searches that everyone uses outboard 2 or 4 stroke motors. Is anyone using an electric troller?
I think an electric would have all sorts of merits; super lightweight, super quiet...but I'm not sure on the amount of thrust for a Given boat size or how long a charge can last if your pulling a flotilla.
Also to consider is how you store the motor, gas/batts when not in use? (ie: rapids...)
It has movies of this crossingon lake powell, and the trip from the top of wood mt 13700 ft to Page AZ 3700 ft a drop of 1,000 ft most of the journey is by raft. Not all of the decent. some by snow board. I was on the trip for the clay hills to page section. Nice shots of the waterfall portage below clay hills.
Yes we portaged the solar panels and everything. 2 12 v gell cell batteries, 1 6 hp torqueedo motor. It does not say this in the movie, but out panels brought in 690 watts, and the motor at 6 hp is 2400 watts.
You are right about being quiet. It was a lot like being on a quiet section of river until we got down a couple of days. Not so much traffic in the San Juan arm.
Still it got busy at the end.