North Wales Kayak Fishing

GALAXY KAYAKS POER34lb electric trolling motor

In recent weeks I have been asked by several members about using trolling motors as a way of getting to the fishing areas and keeping yourself in the target area for more time while fishing having had a talk with graham from GALAXY KAYAKS he suggested I try out one of his motors I agreed in a flash and 24hours later I had a motor in my hand ready to start this review.

This is my review of the GALAXY KAYAKS POER34lb electric trolling motor

The poer 34lb trolling motor weighs just 6.55kg the first thing you notice is the packaging this motor is superbly packaged in a thick cardboard outer box with inserts inside to keep everything safe while in transit.
the motor is made from the highest quality components and mouldings available.
This motor has new special long life battery circuitry which makes the batteries run for longer than many other electric motors

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The head section of the motor has a large very easy to read digital display showing battery life and gear position this is great as it tells you exactly how much battery power you have left when its being used and what gear speed you are in

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The whole thing has a top quality feel to it ergonomically designed to be easy to use and looks very stylish.

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The display is very clear and easy to understand

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The tiller arm has clear positions printed on it for neutral 5 forward gears and 2 reverse gears it can be used in the short position or pulled out to the long position to make it easy to reach when out on the kayak

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At the end of the tiller arm is a soft rubberised grip which is shaped to almost a square this is to aid grip while using with wet hands

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The engines shaft has 2 locking collars one on the mounting bracket and the other on the shaft so the amount of shaft you have in the water can be adjusted very quickly and easily.
There is also a quick realise button which allows you to alter the angle of the engine in the water

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The engine mount has 2 large tough screw clamps on it so it can very quickly be mounted and dismounted

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The mount is made from a tough moulded plastic this makes it very strong and lightweight

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The engines prop head is a mixture of plastic and pre cast metal this is done to ensure long life the engine comes with a spare prop and shear pin assembly this is the first time I have known an engine come with a spare prop but it’s a great advantage to the angler.
this is a top quality product in every way I found it very easy to use and set up the great thing to me was how quickly and easily it can be adjusted on the water this is sure to become the anglers choice in trolling motors