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post #6 of Old 06-27-2013
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Re: NW FL Liveaboard

Using the prop drag to generate electricity, does the motor act as the generator at that point? Or is it a separate generator driven by the same shaft? Just wondering what the drag loads will be under sail, and how much time under power you will be able to run prior to needing a recharge from one system or the other, basically the amp hour load under power at cruise speed?

Are you planning on long range blue water cruising? Or mostly coastal cruising, daysailing? I have seen a couple of boats for sail that had the electric engines, but since I have never really talked to anyone who had much knowledge on them I had questions that went unanswered...

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