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WIN-SPR 2018

Guy Harvey Magazine is focused on fishing, boating, scuba diving, and marine conservation. Portfolios from the world's best fishing photographers, articles on gear, travel, tournaments, apparel, lifestyle, seafood recipes, sustainable fisheries.

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Page 78 of 83 | 79 This is the niftiest and most versatile little electric motor we've ever seen and it's packed with power. It has a portable battery pack that pops into a handle so it can be used as a handheld scooter to drag you around while you're snorkeling or diving. For boating, you can attach it to the back of your yak, connect it to a larger battery and cruise around at speeds up to seven knots, according to the folks at Bixpy. It comes with a wireless remote to control the 10 forward speeds and three reverse speeds. They also have brackets to attach it to the stern of most kayaks and, most ingenious, have a kit to attach it to the rudder of your kayak. This not only pushes your boat, but it also eliminates the need for an additional steering system for the motor. Very smart people, those Bixpy's! Bixpy Jet If a handyman retrofit is too much for your skillset and the custom-made kayak motors are too expensive for your pocketbook, there is another option. The good folks from Island Hopper Outboards can help you motorize your kayak for between $200 and $300 bucks. They have a tremendous selection of mounting brackets for all of the popular brands and can motorize most any kayak on the market. You can also buy batteries, chargers, propellers and just about any accessory you'll need to power up. Island Hopper Outboards $775 - $1,099 $200-$300

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