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Re: Repowering with an electric engine?

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Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
yup

there are quote a few diesel electric options out there right now but very very expensive
And they gain very little if any in efficiency over a normal diesel installation. In Europe testing was done over a multi year period with Nigel Calder was involved the entire time. Sailboats do not see the same type of gains as automobiles. Powerboats can but not sailboats. The added complexity over a diesel installation in a moist marine environment is also a negative.

And as Christian says very expensive.

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