Where can I buy a Go-Float?
Go-Float sun loungers are available for purchase from our retail partners or directly from ELUX Marine in Mayer, Minnesota. For more details please go to the “Purchase” page on the main menu.
How fast does it go?
The video you see on our website shows 12v Go-Floats (Fusion and Vortex) motoring at their top speeds, which is 3-4 miles per hour.
How long can it go on a full charge?
At a normal cruising speed of 3-4 miles per hour, a fully charged battery will provide over 2 hours of continuous operation. Under typical ‘go-stop-go’ usage a fully charged battery will usually have enough power to operate your Go-Float for an entire day of fun on the water.
Can I use my Go-Float in salt water?
Go-Floats can be used in salt water, but need to be rinsed well with fresh water following salt water use. For best results in salt water, your Go-Float can be special ordered in a salt-water ready configuration. Please call for pricing and lead times if that is required.
TOP 20 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Go-Float sun loungers are easy to run, easy to maintain, and fun for everyone in your family. Here are the most commonly asked questions about our boats.
How do I register or license my Go-Float?
Go-Floats are usually registered like any other small boat or PWC. Consult your local DMV or DNR for particulars pertaining to the areas where you will be boating.
How long will the Go-Float batteries last?
The lifespan of SLA/AGM batteries is referred to in terms of cycles (a ‘cycle’ is one complete discharge and recharge session). Generally speaking, you should try to echarge the battery in your Go-Float when it’s about 50% discharged (first or second yellow light on the battery indicator). Assuming normal use, charging, and maintenance, the battery(s) in your Go-Float could last 5+years before needing to be replaced.
What is the voltage and amperage of a Go-Float?
The Fusion and Vortex sun loungers have 12 volt drive systems. The Fusion is equipped with a single 75 Amp Hour (Ah) battery while the Vortex is equipped with a single 100Ah battery.
How much weight can a Go-Float accommodate?
Go-Float Sun Loungers have a rated capacity of 550 lbs for a Fusion and up to 650 lbs for a Vortex. See our products pages for complete capacity information.
What happens if a wave comes splashing over the bow of a Go-Float?
All Go-Floats are designed to discharge any water that enters the boat. So, if that cabin cruiser puts you in its wake and water comes over the sides, any water will drain to the bilge area and the automatic bilge pump will activate, quickly pumping out any water through a fitting beneath the gunnel.
How does it recharge?
Go-Float sun loungers have an on-board battery charger so simply plug the Go-Float into a standard 110-volt 15-amp GFI electrical outlet using a standard 12-gauge outdoor-rated extension cord.
How long does it take to recharge?
When connected to a standard 15 amp circuit you should be able to recharge your Go-Float battery pack from half-full to full in about 4 hours.
How much does a Go-Float weigh?
The 12v Fusion weighs 250 lbs. with battery and accessories included
The 12v Vortex weighs 380 lbs. with battery and accessories included
What type of batteries does a Go-Float use?
12v SLA/AGM deep cycle batteries (which stands for sealed lead acid/absorbed glass mat batteries). Absorbed glass mat is a special design glass mat used to wick the battery electrolyte between the battery plates. AGM batteries contain only enough liquid to keep the mat wet with the electrolyte and if the battery is broken no free liquid is available to leak out. These are very common batteries that can be found at most battery retail locations.
Can the batteries be replaced when they wear out?
Yes, the battery box is accessible behind the seat and replacing the battery(s) is as simple as opening the lid, disconnecting the cables, and swapping out the battery. Battery weight will vary from 23 to 65 lbs per battery so please use caution when swapping out batteries!
What type of motor is in a Go-Float?
Go-Float Fusion and Vortex models are powered by 12v electric trolling motors in the 30-50 pound thrust range.
Will a motor with higher pound thrust make my Go-Float run faster?
No. The higher thrust electric trolling motors are designed for bigger/heavier boats where the higher thrust is required to get the vessel moving!
What is the horsepower of a Go-Float?
All motors used on Go-Float sun loungers operate at or below 2HP. While there is no direct translation from thrust to horsepower, you can estimate the horsepower rating of an electric motor by multiplying the amp draw times the voltage to find the wattage of the motor. Then, wattage divided by 746 will give you an estimated horsepower of the motor. So every 746 watts is roughly equivalent to 1 horsepower.
What service is required?
Very little. To winterize, all you need to do is fully charge the battery(s) and remove the red battery cable from the battery post. There’s no drain plug to pull, no oil to change, no gas to stabilize, no engine to winterize and no transmission to check.
Do you offer a trailer?
Yes, we offer a custom trailer manufactured by Tebben Enterprises of Clara City, MN that fits the Go-Float hull perfectly.
Where are Go-Floats manufactured?
Our manufacturing facility is located on the western edge of the Twin Cities in Mayer, Minnesota. Our fiberglass hulls and decks are made in Grove City, Minnesota and our upholstery is made in New Ulm, Minnesota.