Bike Bug’s 7.6-pound GX35 is an improved version of the Aqua Bug trolling motor, marketed as the “world’s first 360-degree inclinable 4-stroke outboard.”
The 1.3-hp engine (a Honda clone) has a crankshaft supported by ball bearings for better stability, a unique overhead cam design, an efficient port configuration and large-diameter valves to maximize power output, and a carburetor with an accelerator pump for faster acceleration. $589. Bike Bug, Houston, (713) 962 2681. bikebug.net
This article originally appeared in the May 2017 issue.