ez Drive FAQs

Will an ez Drive thruster fit on my boat?

Yes, the ez Drive thruster is available in adaptations to fit on virtually every boat.

Where does the kit mount?

ez Drive mounts directly to the transom of your boat above the boat bottom.

What is the continuous operation time of an ez Drive?

ez Drive will operate up to 10 minutes continuously with a safety reconfirmation after 3 min 15 seconds.

Is the ez Drive Thruster easy to install?

Yes it can be installed by any marine shop or individual who is handy with tools. The ez Drive kit includes all the necessary parts, including a special installation wrench. Optional battery cables may be purchased if necessary. The install kit also includes installation manual, interactive animated manual and telephone support.

Is the ez Drive system ignition protected?

Yes, the system comes with all components for ignition protection.

Is the ez Drive corrosion resistant?

Yes, it is a completely sealed motor system requiring no service and designed to operate in salt water and fresh water conditions. The housing is made of marine grade and deep anodized aluminum and special industrial composites. The motor employs rare elements for increased power and the propeller is a flexible composite for durability and quiet operation.

If I have difficulty running the control wire from the I-Box to the helm location or any other wires, what is a good tool to assist?

One tool that helps is a fiberglass wire running kit such as this:

Fiberglass Wire Running Kit »

You can also remove the connector from the end of the control cable, run the wires and then reinstall the connector to the wires.

How long is the ez Drive system warranty period?

ez Drive warranty is 2 years.

How do I control my ez Drive Thruster?

ez Drive systems comes with an illuminated joystick system that is rated at IP 69 K, the highest rating of dust protection and waterproofing available. Also available for some models is a modified throttle control with an ez Drive button.

Does the ez Drive thruster push the boat in both directions?

Yes, the ez Drive thruster is bi-directional.

Does the ez Drive have any effect on my boats performance or wake?

No, the ez Drive is above the hull bottom and causes no drag or wake distortions.

Do I have to install and additional battery?

No, under normal operating use your existing battery provides sufficient power to operate the ez Drive.

Can I install the stand-off bracket underneath my underwater light installed on my transom?

The stand-off bracket must be mounted as close to the horizontal upper ridge as possible and all the way to the starboard side as close to the vertical ridge as possible to be most effective. If the underwater light is in a position that won’t allow you to do this, the light should be moved in order to accommodate the thruster in the correct location.