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Deep Cycle vs. Dual Purpose
Monday 20th of August 2012
One question asked regularly is what type of battery should be purchased for the Encore pedal electric boat or Electric boat models. There are so...
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Testimonials

The Boat could run circles around traditional pedal boats

Pedaling is less strenuous than a regular pedal boat, yet it goes much faster. Steering is amazingly tight and responsive, though I think I would have preferred a steering wheel rather than two levers. The comfortable seat is made of a foam material covered in vinyl, and it can very easily be adjusted forward or back to match the size of the user; removing it entirely is a snap.

- Oliver
Canada

Propulsion

Pedal Boats

All of Nauticraft pedal boats use a specially designed drive unit that mates bicycle pedals and crank arms with an industrial toothed belt and molded sprockets.

The Quadritwist belt transfers the motion of pedaling into the turning of the drive shaft and propeller.  Two large and two small sprockets, providing a 4:1 ratio, are supported by a robust rotationally molded drive housing.  The propeller's axial extension transfers forward thrust directly to the keel of the boat.

The Escapade has one of these drive systems, the Encore has two, each of which perform independently from the other. This "separate action" allows the two Encore operators to pedal at their own cadence or rhythm.

Electric Boats

The Encore E uses a Minn Kota trolling motor as its only propulsion method.  The Encore P/E uses both the Minn Kota trolling motor and two of the pedal drive systems as discussed above.  

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