Walk Us Through the Process Briefly
Once I picked up my Big Fish 120 from Rusty at Dream Kayaks with a smile from ear to ear, I set about what I was going to need to pull this off. I had some wild ideas like 2 brushless thrusters with a complicated system just to control speed, but the cost was going to be in the thousands.
I decided to stick with what I know, grabbed myself a pair of 24lb Watersnakes, 2 PWM motor speed controllers, an FPV 50AH lithium battery supplied by the good folks at Freak Sports, and all the supporting hardware to get the job done. Motors were dummy fitted, speed controller was made up, then on the water for a test. First trial was an absolute success, so I didn't muck around in getting the motor shafts trimmed down, wiring tidied away, and a false floor made to cover the motors with an esky on top.
Sounder went into the pod along with a 7AH battery to run it. To my surprise, I was also able to fit the 50ah lithium battery in there too. I was going for a bit of a stealth approach with running this motor set up. Upon first inspection whilst on the water, you wouldn't even know this thing was powered!