Systems & Propulsion

The original Travel 801L we tested in 2008 (since replaced by the Travel 1003) is still operating.

Rebuilding a Water-Damaged Torqeedo Motor

We’re been following the Torqeedo portable electric outboard since our first test of the Travel 801 in 2008. Since then, we’ve put two of these motors into long-term service on test boats. Both are still operating with no major problems, but we have received a few reports from disappointed owners. PS reader John Poindexter, a retired naval officer who sails on the Chesapeake Bay, sent us an account of his experience with the Torqeedo.

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