I decided it was time to turn my old Scupper Pro into an e Kayak using a pair of T200 thrusters. After a couple of partially successful attempts at mounting the thrusters to the side of the kayak using a rod holder, I settled on building a custom mount to the rudder mechanism. Photos attached:
With a simple momentary switch and dial controller
The mount is attached via a single bolt to allow easy removal
this allows allows the mount to flick up if it hits something.
First sea trials have just be completed and all ran surprisingly well. Very maneuverable, with a cruising speed to 4 knots (and at 100kg I’m not small passenger). Even managed over 3 knots with my son being dragged through the water behind - in good way.