End Cover and Seal:
- When replacing or removing the end cover of the torpedo for battery charging or adjusting the timer settings put the Fishing Torpedo in the cradle supplied.
- After each removal of the end cover ensure threads are clean (Free from sand etc)
- Clean any sand or dirt from the seal and threads and apply a liberal amount of vaseline to the surface of the rubber seal immediately before replacing the end cover.
- When replacing the end cover take care to engage the threads squarely and gently to avoid cross-threading.
- Tighten by hand until the two alignment marks come together.
- Only use the tool provided to remove the end cover (if required).
Setting the Timer:
The electronic timer can be accessed once the end cap is removed and is easily set via the adjustment control knob, settings times from 1 to 30 minutes are possible.
If the electronic timer is set for 10 minutes it will give the Fishing Torpedo a range of 800-900 metres, a distance we consider optimum in most areas.
We have made the battery capacity sufficient to do a whole days fishing. The best technique is to charge the batteries and set the timer at home. There is no need to remove the end cap again until you return home.
The end cap should only be removed after the Fishing Torpedo has been washed down, do not remove end cover in salt air conditions as damage may occur to electronics.
Do not run motor out of water or damage may occur to shaft seal
After each days use wash down unit with warm soapy water, then rinse off with fresh water.
Recharge the batteries with the charger supplied with the Fishing Torpedo
Ensure batteries are kept fully charged. The red light on the right side of the charger will turn green when the batteries are fully charged. Disconnect the charger once both lights are green.
When in storage for long periods it is essential batteries be charged at regular intervals, ie two monthly. Failure to do this will shorten battery life.
Ensure the end cover is left loose in storage to allow for the expansion and contraction of air at various temperatures.
Store the unit in the cradle to ensure a horizontal position with batteries upright.
Do not operate your Fishing Torpedo near swimmers, body boarders, boat traffic and the like.
Do not allow children to operate the Fishing Torpedo
Be aware the propeller could be dangerous if made contact with
Display flag at all times when in use (The orange we use has been suggested by the Maritime Safety Board)
- Torpedo Length : 1.03 metres
- Battery : 2 x 12v 12amp hour lead acid type rechargeable
- Trolling Motor : 16 amp 12 volts 1040 rpm Stainless Steel shaft.
- Load tank test : 8.5kg (19lbs) thrust
- Trolling Motor Propeller : 3 blade 8 inch diameter
- Timer : Fully electronic: setting time 0 - 30 minutes
The Fishing Torpedo has a one hour battery life for towing a longline before recharging required. The timer when set for 10 minutes will give the torpedo a range of 800 -900 metres.
With the timer set for 10 minutes the efficient trolling motor will allow the torpedo to take your longline out to sea six times before the batteries require recharging.
Gross weight : 16kgs
Nett weight : 15kg
12 months on batteries and trolling motor against manufacturing defects.
Challenger Marine Ltd