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Minn Kota Vector Max 55
New and unused.
This was a special edition of the world renowned Minn Kota Max 55, the most successful 12V electric outboard of this rating.
It has a geared steering system allowing the lower unit and propeller to turn at three times the angle of the throttle/tiller head. This gives faster reaction time when steering, and requires that you move the tiller arm a third of the distance left and right. This makes it ideal for fishing, or close-quarter manoeuvring, when coming into the bank or a lock, or as an auxiliary for a sailing boat. It also gives you instant full power in reverse, vital if you are stopping a heavy sailing boat.
It has a maximum shaft length of 42in, but you could cut this down if you wanted less height, or wanted to mount it through the bottom of the boat.
The power head and lower unit motor are the same Maximiser units of the Max 55, giving infinitely variable speed control in forward and reverse, with just the twist of the tiller throttle, and up to three times the range from a given battery size, and with a battery capacity indicator.
It is ideal for skiffs, rowing boats and punts up to 16ft, or as an auxiliary for sailing boats up to 18ft.
I bought it for a sailing boat we were going to use on Rutland Water, but ill-health forced me to give up the project.
The equivalent unit today would cost £675. The Max 55 is £475 today, so I think £245 is a fair price, but I am open to offers.
Minn Kotas have been the leading electric outboard for over 40 years in the USA and worldwide, and are famed for their rugged reliability, and ease of operation.
It can be seen in the Reading area, or I can deliver it for £15.
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