MODRoto’s innovative engineering team has created a rotationally molded plastic hull for the Twin Troller X10 electric powered fishing boat. from Freedom Electric Marine, Benson, N.C., Now, these boats can access shallow water while rotating 360 degrees hands-free with foot pedals, allowing fishing to continue without putting down the rod.
To design and manufacture the rotomolded watercraft concept, Freedom Electric Marine turned to MODRoto custom rotomolding. Using 3-D solid modeling as part of the rotational design process, the custom molder developed the rotomolded plastic hull as a single piece of polyethylene despite its impressive size. To deliver the buoyancy, strength and stiffness needed to safely hold two large fishermen and two powerful motors, MODRoto devised a proprietary in-mold foaming approach. This highly stable platform even enables two large fishermen to stand on one side without significant risk of capsizing. The hull is also UV-resistant to prevent fading and degradation due to sunlight.
Futhermore, MODRoto custom rotomolded recessed channels into the plastic that allow the fishing rods to be securely set down in the boat to safeguard the fishing reel and prevent the rod from sliding down the boat’s rim or falling out into the water. Recessed grooves were molded in to fit the foot pedals and a sturdy compartment was molded in to secure the battery and prevent water infiltration. Additionally, during the rotational molding process, a ruler was molded into the hull for measuring and documenting the size of the catch. Of course, this is a popular feature for all fishermen!
Incredibly, the entire hull weighs in at a mere 175 lbs., allowing the boat to be transported in a pickup truck or towed by nearly any size vehicle. This watercraft would not be possible if manufactured in metal or other materials. Thanks to the sophistication of MODRoto’s reimagining of this hull, Freedom Electric Marine is able to offer a five-year warranty to its boating customers.
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