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    Where's the best place to look for a bracket and outboard for a Canadian canoe. What size outboard should I be looking at and would it have to be a long shaft or short shaft

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    Have a look here for brackets: http://www.endlessriver.co.uk/motor-...c-112_146.html

    as to motor size, probably as small and short as you can possibly get. Canoes are tiny and very efficient...as Boats go.

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    A 2and a half hp would be plenty of power and not to heavy.
    Dont forget powered craft have different licence fees than paddle craft.
    So we beat on,boats against the current,bourne back ceaselessly into the past.

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    Do you need a petrol outboard or would an electric trolling motor be enough? The latter are virtually silent and I know a few folk use them with their canoes.

    Several folk have also produced their own motor mount using planks clamped to the gunwhales.

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    Have a look at Mr Nick's blogs as he uses an electric motor quite a bit on his Strangford Quest blogs. He's also a good man to contact for information about them too.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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