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Old 10-22-2013
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Re: Islander 36 electric inboard? diy

We are honored by Denise's participation.

Denise and Greg, its best to use a 48 volt system, then the cable size drops dramatically. I think that when the electric motors go over 10 hp, (7 kilowatt) then the demand on batteries gets into double banks of 4 batteries each bank.

In a situation of regeneration from a non shore supply, is difficult. Wind and a Honda generator are the most powerful, with wind being the most hands off 24/7.

Christian, you will be the first, to have done it in a remote area. Sprockets and chains are good. Small props are OK since it is the wattage used to drive the boat, that is important. Sailing with the genoa out and a 1/2 speed from the motor would last a long time.
I understand that the Honda running while motoring, would stretch the cruise time by 50%.

I have passed the point of no return on my conversion. Hopefully it will be ready next Spring.

Last edited by sony2000; 10-22-2013 at 08:22 AM. Reason: 50%
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