New website for Torqeedo shop

Since I’ve been selling Torqeedo outboards in Sydney I’ve been using this blog for information about the Torqeedoes, testing on different boats and for operating an on-line shop.  Its now moved to a new home at its own website for selling Torqeedos at

For the next month I’ll leave the Torqeedo information here but later will move all shop related stories over to the new site. Continue reading “New website for Torqeedo shop”

Woolwich and quirky Balmain

Sunrise from Woolwich - Sydney Harbour bridge on the right

So I could have nearby accommodation while manning a stand at the boat show I brought Current Sunshine down to Woolwich Marina. Andrew Bray came along for the ride and we chased Plastiki but couldn’t quite catch her. Halfway down from Pittwater we caught site of Plastiki—not hard to spot because of the swarm of new choppers buzzing around her.

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Seakayaker magazine report on Ultralight

In the June 2010 issue of Seakayaker magazine there’s an interesting report on the Ultralight.  The interesting thing is the extra speed they got from their kayak by adding simple streamlining the the shaft of the Ultralight.

It makes a big improvement—increasing the speed from 4.25 knots to 5.5 knots—and just by adding a simple foil to the shaft. It follows a similar pattern the shape of the leg on other Torqeedo models and it begs the question of why didn’t Torqeedo do this already? Especially as it a feature of every other model.

Anyway, you’ll want to read it yourself—click here to go to this article on Seakayaker website.