Pedal, Paddle and Power options are all here now with the introduction of the Flex Drive E (FD-E)! Compatible only with Flex Drive-equipped boats from Jackson, including our Jackson fishing kayaks and Blue Sky boats, the Flex Drive E is an electric drive that interchanges with the pedal drive unit in seconds to offer users an alternative, effortless power source. Compact and weighing less than eight pounds, the FD-E stores within the boat's hatch along with battery and cables making installation instant and with no drilling or motor brackets needed. The FD-e comes ready to work with 12 or 24V deep cycle or lithium battery.
The rugged FD-e motor is housed in an injection-molded case that is marine-ready and maintenance-free. Forward-reverse and speed are controlled by a single knob - even a novice can connect and operate Flex Drive E in minutes. With the flexibility to run under the power of a lithium or deep-cycle battery, the Flex Drive E greatly extends the on-water range for every user. Included in the kit:
(1) - Motor Unit
(2) - Killswitch Keys
(1) - Battery Cable
(2) - 3/8” Heat Shrink Insulated Ring Terminals
(2) - 1/4” Heat Shrink Insulated Ring Terminals
(1) - Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin
(1) - Specifications Stickers
(1) - Owner's Manual (Digital Version)
Note: You will need to have our two-bladed 10 x 10 Pitch Pedal / 12V Prop installed for maximum efficiency with a 12V battery. The 10 x 10 prop is the optimal prop for pedaling your boat, as well. If you are running 24V, use our 9 x 5 Pitch / 24V Prop for optimal performance. The two-bladed 10 x 10 prop has been standard on our boats since 2019; if you have a three-bladed prop we highly recommend using the correct prop listed above. Battery not included.
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