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Please Note: We are closed for the winter season, and plan to re-open again in late spring of 2012. Please check back for re-open date.


Custom Battery Packs and Electric Bilge Pumps for Whitewater Canoes and Sea Kayaks

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We offer three battery types, Lead-Acid (12V), Nickel-Metal Hydride (12V & 14V), and Lithium Polymer (14V).

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New For 2010 !! - The New Lead Acid Kit for Canoe is Now Available (kayak version coming soon).
By popular demand - Our new Lead Acid kit is now available for the 2010 boating season. This new kit provides you with all the electronics you need for your bilge system in one small maintenance free package. The waterproof electronics box (2.5" x 2.25" x 1.25") houses the heavy duty toggle switch, push button circuit breaker, gold plated terminal disconnects, and bilge pump plug with gold plated pin connectors. THIS KIT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE BATTERY (this will allow you obtain a common sealed lead acid battery locally, and save on shipping costs associated with the kit. Our strap system will allow you to use either a 3.2 amp or a 5 amp battery.

This new lead acid battery kit will provide approximately 45 minutes of continuous run time (if never turned off). This translates to more than a full day on the river as the pump only needs to be turned on for a minute or two after big rapids or waves. Recharge prior to, and following each trip is recommended. A properly maintained lead acid battery can be recharged for several years before needing to be replaced, and will quickly pay for itself when compared to ordinary alkaline batteries.

Each Kit Includes:

  • Waterproof electronics box (2.5" x 2.25" x 1.25")
  • - box houses reset circuit breaker, heavy duty toggle switch with heavy duty boot, pump plug with gold plated pin connectors, and dual wire cable gland with gold plated terminal disconnects.
  • Strap system for use with a 3.4 amp or 5 amp (12v) lead acid battery
  • Custom vinyl anchor pad (glue not included)
  • Pump - 1000 GPH pump with 4 Amp draw (weight 14 oz)
  • Thru-Hull Fitting - Color infused anodized aluminum
  • Battery charger - Lead acid charger, with indicator lights and trickle charge
  • Flexible Non-Kink smooth bore hose, length - 72 inches (smooth bore hose is 30% more efficient than corrugated hose)
  • BATTERY NOT INCLUDED - This kit utilizes the most common 12 volt 3.4 amp lead acid battery (Dim. L:5.2", W: 2.6", H: 2.3") A slightly larger 5 amp battery strap is also provided for those kayakers taking extended trips.


  • -Electronics box shown above, and on battery (battery not included).


    -Kits shown attached with custom anchor pad, and to an existing thigh strap pad.

    New Lead-Acid Kit - Now Available!!!
    Please select by boat type - Please do not order at this time. We are closed for the winter season, and plan to reopen in late spring of 2012.


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    * - Please note, this kit will soon be mass produced and available in stores at a higher price. For the time being this kit is still considered a custom built-to-order item, so please allow approximately 2 weeks for ship-out from time of order.

    Please email us if you have any questions.
    jvalen@tampabay.rr.com

    FAQ for the New Lead Acid Kit:
  • Can the Lead Acid battery function properly when submerged in water? - As per manufacturer, a sealed lead acid battery will continue to function normally even when submerged. In addition, battery terminal protection is provided with the kit.

  • Will I feel any sensation from the battery while I am in my boat? - No sensation can be felt at any time while using this kit.

  • Effects on the environment? - Sealed lead acid batteries are waterproof, do not leak, and are safe for the environment when properly recycled. The sealed lead acid battery has a 98% recycle rate making it the most recycled product on the planet.

  • Mayfair Pro-Line Bilge Pumps
    All of our kits come with a factory tested 1000 GPH (4 amp draw) Johnson-Mayfair Proline style bilge pump. This pump can be run while fully submerged, or run dry without damage. Each pump comes with factory direct 16 gauge non-spliced one piece special order 54" wire leads (not the standard 30"). A quick release bracket allows for easy removal and cleaning. This pump has a 3/4" discharge nozzel which equates to improved water uptake (and less water left on the bottom of the boat) when compared to a pump with a 1 and 1/8" nozzel. There is no other pump on the market that provides the benefit of a 3/4" nozzel at a 1000 GPH rating.

    Attention Sea Kayak Owners
    All of our sea kayak kits come with our unique waterproof foot switch! This is not a manual bellows foot pump, but a true waterproof submersible electrical on/off foot switch. The switch comes with an attachment plate, and can be mounted to a third foot pedal placed on the rail behind an existing foot pedal. If your foot pedals are already placed all the way forward in the compartment, the switch can be mounted on a small foam block. One gentle press and release will activate the pump. The bilge pump will continue to operate until a second press and release deactivates it. The foot switch comes with a six foot cord, so that it can be mounted in the front of the boat, while the pump and battery pack are usually mounted behind the seat. * - Please note, the foot switch will not operate properly with a "home made" pump system. The foot switch requires additional electrical components that are already wired into our battery boxes.




    Lead Acid Configuration (This style kit is no longer available. This kit has been replaced by the new lead acid kit shown above.)
    3.2 Amp Rechargeable Lead Acid Package:

    This is our economy model. This configuration was created with price as the primary concern. Although size and weight are sacrificed for a lower price, pumping efficiency is not compromised. Our Lead Acid battery will usually provide enough power for 2 river trips before recharging (pump only needs to be turned on for a minute or two after big rapids or waves). Recharge prior to and following each trip is recommended. Use of this lead acid battery with the 1000 GPH bilge pump will provide approximately 45 minutes of continuous run time, if never turned off. A properly maintained lead acid battery can be recharged for several years before needing to be replaced, and will quickly pay for itself when compared to ordinary alkaline batteries.

    Specifications:

    • Battery - 12v, 3.2 Amp Rechargeable Lead Acid battery (weight 3.2 lbs.)
    • Pump - 1000 GPH pump with 4 Amp draw (weight 14 oz)
    • Battery Housing - Micro dry box (dimensions 7.5" x 5" x 3" )
    • Waterproof gold plated pin connectors
    • Flexible Non-Kink smooth bore hose, length - 72 inches (canoe) or 60 inches (sea kayak)
    • One inch width, 2 foot heavyweight poly strap with metal cam buckle
    • Custom designed anchor pad - Vinyl (canoe) or Hypalon rubber (sea kayak)
    • Thru-Hull Fitting - Color infused anodized aluminum
    • Foot Switch - Waterproof, submersible electric on/off foot switch, with six foot cable. * (SEA KAYAK KITS ONLY)
    • Battery charger - Lead acid charger, with trickle charge
    WARNING - DO NOT USE ANOTHER CHARGER FOR THIS BATTERY! USE OF ANY OTHER CHARGER WILL CAUSE BATTERY DAMAGE, AND MAY CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY!

    Lead-Acid Configuration Kits
    Please select by boat type
    PLEASE NOTE - CANOE AND KAYAK KIT CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE, PLEASE SEE NEW LEAD ACID KIT SHOWN ABOVE

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    12 volt (10 cell) Nickel Metal Hydride Configuration (Please allow 2 weeks for ship-out from time of order)
    4.5 Amp Rechargeable 12 volt (10 cell) Nickel Metal Hydride Package:

    As open boats continue to get lighter and smaller, it's only appropriate that our products keep pace. This Nickel Metal Battery pack allows for a configuration that will fit into the palm of your hand, with the battery weighing in at just 1.5 pounds. A lead acid battery configuration cannot provide 4.5 Amps at 12 volts, given the size.

    All of our Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are "power matched" by computer. Each battery pack is composed of cells that have similar internal resistance and voltage, matched to the 100th of a volt. This will produce a battery pack with superior performance, and avoid the problem of one bad cell that prematurely brings down the whole pack.

    This battery pack will provide enough power for over 2 trips before recharging (pump only needs to be turned on for a minute or two after big rapids or waves). Recharge before and after every trip is recommended. Nickel Metal Hydride batteries have no memory effect. This battery pack with the 1000 GPH pump will provide over one hour of continuous run time; if the unit is never turned off (continuous run is not recommended). When properly maintained, our Nickel Metal Hydride battery packs can be recharged over 500 times. Such a cost savings cannot be achieved with an ordinary 10 cell alkaline battery pack.

    Specifications:
    • Battery - 12v, 4.5 Amp Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride battery (weight 1.5 lbs.)
    • Pump - 1000 GPH pump with 4 Amp draw (weight 14 oz)
    • Battery Housing - Micro dry box (dimensions 6.5" x 4.75" x 2" )
    • Waterproof gold plated pin connectors
    • Flexible Non-Kink smooth bore hose, length - 72 inches (canoe) or 60 inches (sea kayak)
    • 3/4 inch width, 2 foot poly strap with metal cam buckle
    • Custom designed anchor pad - Vinyl (canoe) or Hypalon rubber (sea kayak)
    • Thru-Hull Fitting - Color infused anodized aluminum
    • Foot Switch - Waterproof, submersible electric on/off foot switch, with six foot cable. * (SEA KAYAK KITS ONLY)
    • Battery charger - NiMH Battery charger with trickle charge
    WARNING - DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CHARGER FOR THIS BATTERY! USE OF ANY OTHER CHARGER WILL CAUSE BATTERY DAMAGE, AND MAY CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY!

    12 Volt (10 cell) Nickle-Metal Hydride Configuration Kits
    Please select by boat type - Please do not order at this time. We are closed for the winter season, and plan to reopen in late spring of 2012.


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    14.4 Volt (12 Cell) Upgraded Nickel Metal Hydride Configuration (Please allow 2 weeks for ship-out from time of order)
    4.5 Amp Rechargeable 14.4 Volt (12 cell) Nickel Metal Hydride Package:

    This configuration is an upgraded version of our 12 volt (10 cell) Nickel Metal Hydride kit. This Nickel Metal Hydride kit utilizes a 12 cell battery pack providing 14.4 volts at 4.5 Amps. The extra voltage will move more water at a faster rate than the 12 volt kit. This 12 cell battery pack is housed in a Pelican 1040 case, with the weight of this upgraded kit being only slightly heavier than the 12 volt version.

    This battery pack will provide enough power for over 2 trips before recharging (pump only needs to be turned on for a minute or two after big rapids or waves). Recharge before and after every trip is recommended. Nickel Metal Hydride batteries have no memory effect. This battery pack with the 1000 GPH pump will provide over one hour of continuous run time; if the unit is never turned off (continuous run is not recommended). When properly maintained, our Nickel Metal Hydride battery packs can be recharged over 500 times. Such a cost savings cannot be achieved with an ordinary 10 cell alkaline battery pack.

    Specifications:
    • Battery - 14.4 volt, 4.5 Amp Rechargeable Nickel-Metal Hydride battery (weight 1.75 lbs.)
    • Pump - 1000 GPH pump with 4 Amp draw (weight 14 oz)
    • Battery Housing - Micro dry box (dimensions 7.50" x 5.06" x 2.12")
    • Waterproof gold plated pin connectors
    • Flexible Non-Kink smooth bore hose, length - 72 inches (canoe) or 60 inches (sea kayak)
    • 3/4 inch width, 2 foot poly strap with metal cam buckle
    • Custom designed anchor pad - Vinyl (canoe) or Hypalon rubber (sea kayak)
    • Thru-Hull Fitting - Color infused anodized aluminum
    • Foot Switch - Waterproof, submersible electric on/off foot switch, with six foot cable. * (SEA KAYAK KITS ONLY)
    • Battery charger - NiMH Battery charger with trickle charge
    WARNING - DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CHARGER FOR THIS BATTERY! USE OF ANY OTHER CHARGER WILL CAUSE BATTERY DAMAGE, AND MAY CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY!

    14 Volt (12 cell) Nickle-Metal Hydride Configuration Kits
    Please select by boat type - Please do not order at this time. We are closed for the winter season, and paln to reopen in late spring of 2012.


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    Lithium Polymer Configuration (Please allow 2 weeks for ship-out from time of order)
    3.3 Amp Rechargeable Polymer Lithium Ion package:

    The Polymer Lithium Ion Battery is the most advanced on the market. It is our lightest and smallest battery configuration, specially designed to produce over 14.8 volts at 3.3 Amps, while weighing only 12oz. The battery pack is unmatched in its size to power ratio, with its dimensions being 1.77" x 5.31" x 0.98". Do not confuse this advanced Polymer battery with the chemistry found in an ordinary lithium "flashbulb" battery. Our Polymer Lithium Ion battery pack is custom configured, and already comes wired with a protective circuit module. The 14.8 volt output of this battery will push the bilge pump to the edge of its capacity, and move a greater volume of water at a faster rate than a 12 volt battery of equal amperage.

    The characteristics of the Polymer Lithium Ion battery produce advantages far beyond those of any other battery configuration. It has an extremely slow self-discharge rate (when not in use), an extremely fast charging rate, and possesses no memory effect (does not need to be completely drained before recharging). It has an energy density more than twice that of a NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) battery, and has the greatest cycle life of any battery on the market today (capable of being recharged 500 to 600 times). An ordinary alkaline battery pack of 10 cells can cost $20, and may last for 2 river trips. When comparing these two battery packs, the value and cost savings quickly becomes apparent.

    Specifications:

    • Battery - 14.8v, 3.3 Amp Rechargeable LiPo (Polymer Lithium Ion) battery pack weighing just 12 oz. (dimensions 1.77" x 5.31" x 0.98")
    • Pump - 1000 GPH pump with 4 Amp draw (weight 14 oz)
    • Battery Housing - Micro dry box (dimensions 7.5" x 3.87" x 2.43" )
    • Waterproof gold plated pin connectors
    • Flexible Non-Kink smooth bore hose, length - 72 inches (canoe) or 60 inches (sea kayak)
    • 3/4 inch, 2 foot poly strap with metal cam buckle
    • Custom designed anchor pad - Vinyl (canoe) or Hypalon rubber (sea kayak)
    • Thru-Hull Fitting - Color infused anodized aluminum
    • * New Cell Balancing Polymer Lithium Ion battery charger, with both car and house current adapter
    • Foot Switch - Waterproof, submersible electric on/off foot switch, with six foot cable. * (SEA KAYAK KITS ONLY)

    * New LiPo Cell Balancing Charger -

    The LIPO CellPro-Multi4 Charger is part of a revolutionary new LiPo battery and charge system. This new charger operates with unprecedented safety! No knobs, buttons, or jumpers to set!

    Our LiPo batteries are composed of 4 wafer thin cells. This new active cell balancing charger uses a microprocessor that monitors individual cells, and independently charges each cell to its optimum level. This translates to shorter charge times, improved battery pack performance, pack life and charging safety. A built-in LCD display shows you charging information.

    The charger’s microprocessor also monitors ambient air temperature to allow for flawless charging even in temperatures above 100 degrees F, or below 32 degrees F. With the new LiPo Cell Balancing Charger, you simply plug-n-play, and walk away!
    Size: 105mm x 87mm x 17mm
    Weight: 215 grams (8.6oz) - (not including AC/DC house current adapter)
    Charger already comes with cigarette lighter adapter plug for car charging.

    Charger Features:
    • LCD screen shows all 4 cell voltages with 1/10% accuracy, current, supply voltage, Amp Hrs, fuel level and charge mode.
    • The charge current in amp hours is factory calibrated to +/-1% accuracy.
    • A built-in speaker signals charging finished
    • The Auto-current setting will charge any battery less than 3.0Ah in 50 minutes, or it can be manually set to 0.25 to 3 amps in 0.25A steps.
    • Display screen gives charge analysis
    • Battery Restore mode will fix over discharged cells
    • Special wire compensation allows 10mV accuracy on any length charge
    • Built-in temperature sensor regulates current to keep charger from overheating above 100 degrees F
    • A cold-weather mode pinches back the cell voltages to prevent shortened pack life below 32 degrees F

    WARNING - DO NOT USE ANY OTHER CHARGER FOR THIS BATTERY! USE OF ANY OTHER CHARGER WILL CAUSE BATTERY DAMAGE, AND MAY CAUSE SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY!

    Lithium Polymer Configuration Kits
    Please select by boat type
    PLEASE NOTE - KAYAK KIT CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE - - Please do not order at this time. We are closed for the winter season, and plan to reopen in late spring of 2012.

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