I am working on a small boat and looking for a motor/encoder to use. The boat will be about 45 lbs (total, including load).
Will this motor be able to power my boat? I will need it to reach speeds of about 4ft/s, and it will be operating with a 12 V voltage source. It will only be tested in calm waters. I have not chosen a propellor to go with the motor, so pitch and diameter specifications can be adjusted.
I have tried to calculate if this will work, but there are so many variables that I am getting lost. Does anyone have experience with this type of application?