The W20 Transom Mount Electric motor is a durable, compact, lightweight (2.3kg) and stealthily quiet 12 volt electric motor. 20lb thrust propulsion, with 2 forward and 2 reverse positions (high and low speed for both)
The W20 electric kayak motor also features an LED battery level indicator and is suitable for both salt and fresh water usage scenarios. Depth height can easily be adjusted which means you’ll be able to adjust if required for shallow depths. Also see: Haswing Electrolyta 20lb Hobie Cassette Motor
This motor has been tested in various Hobie kayaks with good results. After running some tests of our own (on a relatively flat water day with moderate winds), we concluded that on a Hobie Compass, running at full speed the Haswing Electrolyta 20lb will reach speeds of around 5.2 km per hour. It is reasonably safe to assume that Outbacks, Passports and Revolution models would generate similar results. Fitted to a Pro Angler 14 and running at full speed you’re looking at around 4.5 km per hour. So another way to guestimate performance would be to say that at high speeds you could expect performance equivalent to a steady cruising pedaling speed, only with a lot less effort
If you are using the kayak in salt water it’s a good idea to try and minimize water splashing onto the head unit. We recommend placing a clear satchel (think large sandwich bag) to cover the head unit to act as a shower cap. These head units are not prone to leakage, but they are not fully waterproof and salt water may do damage if it finds a way in.