Other Boating Accessories

LEHR Propane Gas Outboard Engines

(NOTE: All outboard engines used with a PortaBote should be 'short-shaft')

Propane has long been recognised as a 'green' gas. Its safer for the environment and up to 50 times cleaner than petrol engines. By converting small outboard engines to burn propane gas, it will reduce emissions by one third and increase fuel economy by as much as 14%. Now you can experience the reliability and cleanliness of the latest propane gas outboard engines for your new PortaBote

  • Practical and Efficient - 4-stroke engines, 110 octane fuel
  • Eco-Friendly - zero evaporative emissions. propane is NOT a marine pollutant
  • Easy Start - no choke, no priming, no carburettor gum up, no winterising
  • Economical - more cost-effective to use and maintain
  • Warranty - 3 years
  • CARB Rating - 3 star ultra low

  • LEHR 2.5hp - S/S, Manual Start, Tiller Steering

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    This is the ideal clean engine for any size of PortaBote. Economical, compact and highly portable, it delivers a genuine 2.5hp (1.8kW) power output from a lightweight package.
    It weighs just 38lbs (17kg) and uses a quick change 465g propane gas canister readily available from all major UK camping stores, and comes complete with a gas hose for connecting to an external propane gas bottle.
    Other key features include;
    • CDI ignition system with no choke for easy starting
    • 360 degree rotation with Forward-Neutral gearshift
    • Aluminium three blade prop - 7.25" x 6"
    • Stainless steel drive, shift and prop shafts

    (To see a video of a 12' PortaBote on the water with a 2.5hp Lehr outboad, click here)

  • LEHR 5.0hp - S/S, Manual Start, Tiller Steering

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    Weighing just 49lbs (22kg), this must be one of the lightest 5hp 4 stroke outboard engines available on the market today.
    It uses a quick-change easily 465g propane gas canister readily available from all major UK camping stores, and comes complete with a gas hose for connecting to an external propane gas bottle.
    This engine will drive any PortaBote, but is more ideally suited to the 10', 12' and 14' models.
    Other key features include;
    • Able to operate in shallow water
    • Throttle and steering friction adjustments
    • Aluminium three blade prop - 7.5" x 7"
    • Forward-Neutral-Reverse gear selection
We supply Lehr outboard engines, and we'll offer you a good 'package' deal if you order one of these engines with your next PortaBote.
If you'd prefer to contact the main UK distributors for Lehr engines direct, their details are available on www.lehruk.com - speak with Paul Woodlock on 07976 087988, and quote INTRA01 for the best deal.

Torqeedo Electric Motors

Superior technology and revolutionary benefit

You can improve your PortaBote's ecological footprint without losing performance and with greater comfort.  In the longer term, it’s likely to be even cheaper than running a gasoline outboard.  Too good to be true? The Torqeedo motor offers cutting edge technology that combines performance, responsibility, comfort and economic advantage.

Smarter, Stronger, Tougher!

The perfect outboard for tenders, dinghies and daysailers has become even better. If you're looking for a high-end electric outboard that could work out cheaper than a regular gasoline outboard in the long run (taking into account service and winterisation cost), this could be the ideal solution

To see the Torqeedo Travel motors on line, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2psNmnACpY

Travel 503 and 1003 models with a PortaBote:

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  1. Integrated GPS and information system that provides precise real-time information on battery charge status, remaining range at current speed, speed over ground and power consumption.
  2. Improved mechanical stability, ruggedness and suitability for salt water use.
  3. 20% higher power and approximately 10% higher efficiency, noiseless design.
  4. Corrosion-free design, does not require a sacrificial anode
  5. Auto-kickup feature in case of grounding
  6. 30% higher battery capacity (Travel 1003 model)
  7. All models can be solar-charged during operation
  8. Audible alarm warns when battery charge status reaches 30%
  9. Fully waterproof design, IP67, where all components can be submersed for 1 hour at 1m below the surface without harm.

(To read more about using a Torqeedo 1003 on a PortaBote, check out http://thetorqeedoshop.com.au/travel-1003-on-porta-bote/)

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We can also supply high quality Torqeedo Bags for motor and battery of the 1003 and 503 Travel models. These bags are colour coordinated and padded, with additional pockets for other items.

PortaBote Seat(s) and Hull Bags

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If you'd like to carry your PortaBote seats (and transom for the earlier models) in a separate bag, we've finally found a first-class supplier who can make these heavy duty bags to a very high standard.
The seat bags will also carry a pair of PortaBote oars/locks, and come complete with carrying handles and tightening straps,
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We can also arrange to supply 'sleeve-type' matching bags for each size and type of PortaBote folded hull. The hull slides into the bag which is then folded over at the back end with a velcro-ed flap. These hull-sleeve bags have handles at each end to enable two people to carry the hull easily.

Both bags are available in five different colours - Blue (as shown), Green, Silver Grey, Black and Burgundy. They are made to order and there's usually a three to four week lead time between ordering and delivery

For more information or to place an order, send an email to mail@nestawayboats.com or telephone 0800 999 2535 or 07768 600595.