How fast does it go?
On a normal canoe/kayak the Vorta-One will give you an average (max) speed of 7 –13km/hour.
Factors that affect speed: shape of craft, payload, battery voltage and amp delivery.
Local conditions like – wind direction and force, water depth, water viscosity (mud, seeds etc.)
How long does a battery last?
This depends on the storage capacity of the battery. The Vorta-One draws a maximum 27amps at full power.
A 27ah battery will give you approximately 1 hour run time on full throttle.
A 54ah battery will give you approximately 2 hour run time on full throttle.
What battery can I use?
Any type of battery as long as it is not less than 12Volt and not greater than 48Volt.
The Vorta One will only allow a maximum Power in of 30Amp-hours.
Examples: A 48V battery delivering 30amp-hour = 1440Watts of power in (max).
A 12V battery delivering 30amp-hour = 360Watts of power in (max).
A 12V battery delivering 10amp-hour = 120Watts of power in (max).
Different batteries will give very different performances – It is important to check
the batteries Voltage and maximum Amp-hour delivery.
Where can I use this?
On any body of water – river, lake, stream, surf, beach, ocean or pool.
How do I install it on my craft?
By fixing part ‘A’ (hull mount) of the quick release bracket to your hull or rudder with 4 x screws or 4 x nut and bolts. The Vorta One can then be slid in or out of the mount position and is ready for use.
Can I install it on my rudder?
Yes, however it is recommended to reinforce your existing rudder or not operate at full speed for a standard canoe/kayak rudder as the ‘Vorta-One’ is too powerful atfull speed and will most likely result in the rudder breaking from its mount.
Where are the electronics for the motor?
These are housed just above the motor (underwater) and are fully waterproof to a depth of 2 Meters.
I have a DX3 mounting – will he ‘Vorta-One’ fit into this?
Yes it will
What happens if I lose the remote controller?
The Vorta-One will not operate without the remote controller – keep the wrist strap on at all times.
What happens if I fall out of the boat, will it stop?
Yes it will stop when you remove your thumb from the toggle lever or once the boat has left the range of the remote controller unit – approx. 20Metres. It is an automatic reaction to release the toggle lever upon falling into the water.
What happens if the remote controller gets wet or goes underwater?
The internals of the remote controller have been waterproofed so that nothing goes wrong in the event of being submerged. However it is not recommended to leave the remote under water for long periods.
Is there any regular maintenance that I need to do?
Yes – the ‘Vorta-One’ should be rinsed with clean water – either in a bucket or by spraying with a hose into the housing area after each operation.
Can I put more than one on my boat?
How do I order?
By clicking on the order now button and follow the links
How can I pay?
PayPal – You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this service. You can pay as a guest using Visa or MasterCard.
What is your returns policy?
We offer you a replacement or refund where products have a major failure.However, the return shipping cost will be the purchasers responsibility. Please contact Vorta Power Systems prior to any return.
Can you deliver to PO Boxes?
How much is delivery?
Delivery is included in the purchase price. International buyers – please note: Import duties, taxes, and charges arent included in the item price or postage cost. These charges are the buyers responsibility
What happens if I’m not home to receive my order?
We recommend all deliveries be shipped to a location that is attended during business hours, whether that is a home, work or other address, to minimize any re-delivery delays and/or fees. All packages will need to be signed for.
When will I receive my order?
National: We use DHL Express for all deliveries. A tracking number will be forwarded to the purchaser when it becomes available. Delivery usually takesbetween 3-5 days. Packages will need to be signed for.
International: We use DHL Express for all deliveries. A tracking number will be forwarded to the purchaser when it becomes available. Delivery usually takes between 3-10 days. Packages will need to be signed for.