Hi all. I just found and joined this forum. I SUP surf and am looking for an easily mountable/demountable propulsion system that can help me get to surf breaks about 1.5miles from my entrance point. I am picturing something that could strap around the board with the sort of tie downs that you would use on a roof rack or other tool-less mounting. I would use the motor to get me to the break, take it off and leave it on the shore, surf for a while, and then put it back on to get home. I would probably buy the equipment in USA but would bring it down to Mexico so it would be good if the battery or batteries can be brought on an airplane.
I have done some searching and looked at various products. So far, the Scubajet look promising. I would probably build my own mounting system using a second finbox and straps as I don’t want to change fins out at the breaks. Most any of the finbox type motors would/could work with some adapting. I would love some recommendations . Maybe someone is already making a mounting system that straps on or mounts/demounts without tools.
Some of the other guys down here in Punta Mita have small inflatable boats with small gas motors to get out to the breaks. Those look to cost around $7000US all up. I don’t really want a boat if I can find the right propulsion system for my SUP.
This is only to get to the surf. I would not be using it while actually surfing.