8′ & 10′ Hopper II’s
Here is the Electric Motor Cable Kit in a 10′ Hopper II. What happens is that we change the seatbox opening from an opening on the stern panel of the seatbox to a hinged lid (see below photo). This allows you to put a Group 24 Deep Cycle battery in the seatbox. We also glass in a conduit to run the motor cable through it to the battery location. See note below on cable wire length.
Here’s the transformation of the seatbox. As you can see we build a lid to fit over the opening to mount the seatpan to. Hinged with a hasp to keep it closed.
8′ Stillwater Classic
Here is a picture of the conduit of an Electric Motor Cable Kit in a Stillwater Classic. The concept is the same but due to the interior configuration (the shorter seatbox height) we can’t put the battery under the seat. So, we pass the conduit under the seat to just to the bow of the seatbox and glass in ash “tabs” on the floor to hold a Group 24 Deep Cycle Battery. We can also accomodate a Group 27 battery size but need to know that at the time of ordering.
See below for our reasoning behind our decision to not sell motors. As for what motor to buy for which pram, we can help you there.
Unfortunately the support of Wal-Mart and other discounters has adversely affected small businesses such as ours in our ability to carry either MotorGuide or MinnKota motors. The upshot of that decision is that you, the consumer loses. You end up having a question about your motor and the discounter that sells it has no clue how to fix it or how to order parts. Bottom line, you get what you pay for. We can get the motors for you but they are more expensive.
NOTE: Most cables supplied on electric motors are too short to fit either in front of the seat in the Stillwater Classic or inside the seatbox of our Electric Motor Cable Kit option in our Hopper II series. Spring Creek can custom build a heavy duty 6 gauge extension cord with Ramsey winch hardware for that custom look. It also makes hooking up your electric motor and battery a snap. Call or email us for details.