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post #17 of Old 02-05-2014
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Re: Repowering with an electric engine?

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Originally Posted by Lou452 View Post
We did not get to the moon by looking at how hard it was or what we could not do.
The box might be small but some day it will hold enough.
I did like the comments It points at what needs to be fixed. You can not fix a problem without facing it.
Good Day, Lou
It would be pretty expensive to be a pioneer at this - especially to end up with a propulsion system with a very limited range and the problems of re-charging. I recently discussed this with the owner of an electric drive company at a boat show and he agreed that if not either plugging in at night at the marina or carrying a generator it makes little sense at this time. Range and re-charging will have to be improved quite a bit for it to make sense for a cruiser.

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