I am getting older and want a boost when trying to get outside, or to get up to speed on less punchy waves.
It seems like I could add a small tubed propeller and a smallish battery to accomplish this since A) i’ll still be paddling but need some boost, and B) won’t be using the engine for long periods, but in bursts. I don’t want anything under the board and would like to keep weight down.
i’m looking at a 5000mah 12s battery, 200A esc, and one of the kedean jets or waterproof propeller assemblies. water cool the esc with a jet nozzle port. I’d like to be able to control the motor somehow with my body: i.e., maybe a simple small button that i can engage with my chin on the deck to put motor at 90%.
I’ll hollow out the PU, wire up the components and then glass over them.