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How to Add a Motor to Your Kayak Without the Hassle

How to Add a Motor to Your Kayak Without the Hassle

Introducing the Bixpy K-1 Brushless Motor

Fishing kayaks grow more advanced, technical and accessory-capable by the day. If you already have one, you may want to upgrade it. If you don’t have one, you may research fishing kayaks so rigged out they look like spaceships on the water.

Either way, you’ve likely considered the idea of adding a motor to your kayak. It can be an intimidating thought with many apparent obstacles to overcome. Cost, the potential of drilling into your kayak, pairing it with the correct battery and overall complexity of the installation to name a few barriers.

With any and all barriers in mind, Bixpy has created an outboard motor kit that can be adapted to almost any small watercraft without the hassle of complexity. Simple, powerful and with a plug-and-play battery, the Bixpy K-1 Outboard Motor Kit has taken everything from its predecessors and improved upon them to make one of the easiest motors to install. For all levels of experience, the Bixpy K-1 makes adding a motor to your personal watercraft headache-free.

Bixpy K-1


Improved Design

The K-1 Motor is roughly 20% shorter in length than its predecessor, the J-2 Motor, yet offers the same massive output the J-2 motors provided in a quieter, sleeker and more rugged aluminum housing. The K-1 Motor is equipped with a finely tuned brushless motor for optimal performance when paired with its NASA-inspired propeller, the Bixpy PowerShroud™ and Bixpy Batteries.

With more than 140 improvements, Bixpy took everything the J-2 did well and made an even more efficient motor in a smaller size. Here are just a few of the major improvements:

  • The K-1 Motor is roughly 20% shorter in length than its predecessor with same output power
  • Equipped with a efficient brushless motor
  • The K-1 can be paired with an improved version of the PP-378 battery (Version 4) or the new PP-768 battery
  • New battery provides 24 hours of run time in optimal conditions
  • Bluetooth remote compatible (J-2 was not)
Bixpy k-1 motor specs


Add the Bixpy K-1 to your Watercraft Without Drilling

One of the most intimidating aspect of adding an electric motor to your fishing kayak is drilling. Whether you own your first fishing kayak, or are a seasoned vet, drilling holes and adding mounts is always stressful. This can be a big hinderance for many kayak anglers wanting to add power to his or her kayak(s). Bixpy designed the K-1 with this barrier in mind.

With more than 20 mounting adapters, the Bixpy K-1 is plug-and-play ready with hundreds of existing kayaks and paddle boards. Here just a few of the mounting adapters available:

These are but a few adapters that Bixpy offers to help anglers mount the K-1 electric motor their kayak without complicated modifications. Check out their full compatibility chart to see if there is an easy adapter for your specific kayak.


Bigger, More Rugged Angler Battery

The Bixpy K-1 Angler Pro Outboard Kit™ is Bixpy's pro version of its K-1 Outboard Kit. The Angler Pro Outboard Kit has a 768wh battery, rather than the 378wh battery. The Bixpy K-1 Angler Pro Outboard Kit™ allows you to stay out longer, explore new waters, fish more, troll for hours or just get home effortlessly at the end of a long tiring day on the water, or when the weather turns on you and you need an extra push to get you back.

The K-1 Angler Pro Outboard Kit™ combines the awesome power of the Bixpy K-1 Motor, with 38lb of thrust, and the finely tuned, waterproof, wireless PP-768 Outboard Battery to power virtually any personal watercraft on the market. This kit is designed for dedicated anglers who want to stay out on the water all day long without having to worry about losing power. Whether you want to motorize your kayak, canoe, paddle board, float tube, dinghy, inflatable pack-raft, or any number of other small watercraft, the Bixpy Outboard Kit is your answer.

Bixpy Angler Pro Battery


See the Bixpy K-1 in Action



Additional Resources & Guides

If you find yourself overwhelmed, or still unsure which kayak, motor, or accessories are right for you and your adventure, get answers from people just like you. Join our public community, The Kayak Anglers Resource, where you can ask questions of members who have real experience. Or, check out our YouTube channels for reviews and how-tos: Eco Fishing Shop and Kayak Anglers Resource.

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