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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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Nauticraft is the Gold Rush of pedal boats
The best pedal boats I have ever seen or used. There was a short piece written about them in Recumbent News a few years ago as I recall. In any event these are expensive, but really top grade boats. Well designed with unbelievable performance. Several years ago the guy who developed them took one to Newport, RI to the Small Boat Show and challenged all others to a race that was out to a buoy and back. Kayaks, sea skiffs, shells, you name it, all entered the competition. The Nauticraft handily beat the field. Then one of the guys in a shell wanted to try it. He was an Olympian and could not believe this goofy pedal boat with a fat guy in it beat him. He bested his own time over the course by almost 1 full minute on his first attempt.
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.
Very easy to operate
This boat is very easy to operate and very stable. It moves as fast as an electric trolling motor and gives me exercise I wouldn't have gotten before. And the Bimini is a savior - it gets hot out on the water!