The patent pending Texas Power Paddle© propulsion system comes with everything you need to transform your Hobie Kayak into an electric assisted workhorse. The full system includes the waterproof case with drive control system, a handheld proportional throttle control, and the propulsion plate that replaces the existing Guardian Transducer plate.
Waterproof Drive Control System
Housed in a waterproof durable case and powered by a custom lithium ion battery pack and electronic control unit, the user has full proportional speed control.
- Safety tether to deactivate system
- LCD power indicator and charge condition display
- Room to store personal items like phone, keys, wallet
- Dimensions 12.5 X 10 X 6 inches
- Weight ~10 pounds
Proportional Throttle Control
Throttle controls the propulsion system and comes with multiple mounting options.
- Attaches to rudder control
- Multiple mount options
- Enables super slow troll speeds all the way up to full power
A patented retractable hinged mounting system allows the unit to disappear into the hull cavity when being transported and automatically deploys when activated
- Drop-in replacement for existing Gaurdian Transducer Plate
- Uses stock mounting holes and screws
- Installs in under 2 minutes
- Automatically deploys and retracts into hull
What kind of kayaks does this work on?
The Texas Power Paddle system is designed to work on Hobie Outback and ProAngler models that have the retractable Guardian transducer plate. If you have an earlier model Hobie Kayak with a skid plate we offer a motor mount for this
What if I don’t own a Hobie Kayak?
If you let us know what model you are adapting this to we can make a mount for you
How long does the battery last?
The battery lasts for 2 hours on full power, 4 hours on medium, and 6-8 hours on a low speed trolling mode
How fast does this propel the kayak?
Depends on the hull type but for most kayaks this propels about the speed of modest paddling/pedaling 3-4mph.
What is the shallowest water I can run in?
Extremely shallow- the hinged motor system only protrudes 5 inches from the hull bottom so you can get into the spots others can’t
How much does the whole system weigh?
Total system weight is about 12 pounds
Does the waterproof case come in different colors?
Yes- you can customize the color when ordering
Can I buy an extra battery?
You can buy an extra control unit which includes the battery system
How durable is the motor?
The motor is adapted from deep sea submersibles- this motor works in tough saltwater environments and can take abuse from the elements
How long does this take to install?
For most installs it is under 5 minutes and just 2-3 screws