Outcast Pac 9000

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Buzzby, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Buzzby New Member

    Posts: 19
    Jefferson, NH
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    Seriously considering the 9000 for my first still water boat and wondered if any one has any experience with the boat. Positive/negative comments equally welcomed.
    Also would like to know if a 45# thrust electric motor will be enough or should it be a 55#. Either way, it will be a saltwater model for a few salt ponds with the balance being fresh water.

    Thanks
  2. LCnSac John or "LC"

    Posts: 705
    Sacramento, CA
    Ratings: +166 / 1
    I have three motors, a 17#, 28#, and a 55#. I don't see a big difference between the 28 and 55. There is a difference of course, but it not like the difference between say a 2 HP Honda and a 5 HP. You are pushing/pulling a fairly inefficient hull for the motor anyway as we all are with inflatables and I'm sure the 45# would be adequate.

    If you are buying new, I would highly recommend the variable speed and the Maximizer feature. The variable speed is very handy for holding the craft steady against a light wind or current, and the Maximizer will extend your battery use dramatically. I don't think there's a big difference in price given the same features between the 45 and 55 so I'd definitely opt for the largest 12V motor--the 55#.
  3. Panther Member

    Posts: 34
    Dixon, CA
    Ratings: +4 / 0
    Buzzby,

    I've got an old Shakespeare electric that I think is about 17# or 18#. Haven't used it in years. How do you use yours?
  4. Buzzby New Member

    Posts: 19
    Jefferson, NH
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    LCnSac,
    Definitely purchasing a digital for extended battery life and infinite speed control.

    Panther,
    Don't have one yet.
  5. rtl New Member

    Posts: 15
    city longmont co
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    Buzzby,
    If you are looking for a used one I have a red one with a motor mount

    Looks brand new , one of 2 many standard aluminum oars not sure where the bags

    are
    Russell
  6. Buzzby New Member

    Posts: 19
    Jefferson, NH
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    Russell,
    After talking with the folks at Outcast, it appears that there isn't enough room for the Lab, battery and other stuff.
    Thanks for the offer.
    Buzz