Electric assisted peddle power kayak

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KaiWren
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Electric assisted peddle power kayak

Post by KaiWren » Nov 14, 2017 8:39 pm

I was looking at the Hobie Mirage drive the other day and thinking how cool it would be to have a peddle powered kayak when I thought, how hard would it be to turn a mid-drive electric bike system into something similar?

I'm currently riding a BBSHD on a fatbike but I have my previous BBS02 sitting collecting dust. Has anyone thought about taking that system complete with peddles and adding it to some kind of water drive? I know paddle wheels would be the simplest method of harnessing the chain drive but I was thinking a propeller system, maybe through a right angle gearbox?

What kind of gear ratios are we looking for in this situation?

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