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post #5 of Old 01-04-2008 Thread Starter
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Good points. I've been doing a little reading this morning and unless I have only found the sites that are full of BS, it appears 7-9 Kw is sufficient for powering electric motors large enough (25 - 30 h.p.) for my boat. With a 20Kw generator I would think I'd have enough current run the engine off the genny and charge the battery bank as well while running.
I have the space available for the batteries, and the area currently taken up by the A-4 would easily fit the diesel/genny.

Now please keep in mind - I broke my leg in 2 places a week ago and the pain meds result in me having all of these "great ideas". Probably not a good thing since my great ideas from a clear head don't usually pan out that well...
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