DAIWA ELECTRIC TROLLING MOTOR REVIEW - 07-05-2009
These days on many waters petrol motors are banned. This means an awful amount of rowing in some situations. Though rowing is good for you there is a limit to the amount of healthy exercise you can take. Daiwa now sells electric motors along with the usual rods and reels. I have the 54lb thrust model which is the most powerful in the range. It will push a 17 foot boat along in moderate winds and the range you have with it of course depends on the size of the battery you have.
I’ve used mine for a year and it is great for A to B trips though the absence of stepless control makes it less suitable for trolling work. Motors of a similar thrust with stepless control are retailing at £549 at present so if trolling is only an occasional need the Daiwa model wins hands down at £200.